Crude(krd), a. [Compar. Cruder (-r); superl. Crudest.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See Raw, and cf. Cruel.] 1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh. "Common crude salt." Boyle.
Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials.I. Taylor.
2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.Milton.
3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. "Crude projects."
Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition.De Quincey.
The originals of Nature in their crudeMilton.
4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment. "Crude and inconcoct."
5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a
(Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
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