- without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
- Archaic. thick; coarse.
Origin of crass
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Examples from the Web for crass
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
By the way, killjoys, American charitable giving goes up by 42 percent during this season of crass materialistic greed and excess.Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
Many of the agents were insensitive and crass, shouting insults and expletives at the detainees in Spanish.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation
June 11, 2014
The crass incongruity of her in that setting smote him with renewed force.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Did ever God create so crass and obstinate a thing as woman?The Suitors of Yvonne
Oh, what crass ignorance one comes across in this benighted land.Red Rose and Tiger Lily
L. T. Meade
But what was the meaning of this crass misuse of his mysterious power?The Sins of Sverac Bablon
The present is suited only for a kind of crass comedy or Bowery melodrama.The Light of the Star
- stupid; gross
Word Origin and History for crass
1540s, from Middle French crasse (16c.), from Latin crassus "solid, thick, fat; dense." The literal sense always has been rare in English; meaning "grossly stupid" is recorded from 1650s, from French. Related: Crassly; crassness.