- 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 crassest
Therefore "the recognition of any special laws is a sign of the crassest ignorance."Anarchism
I said I'd risk appearing the crassest, contradictoriest wretch that ever drew breath.The Return
Walter de la Mare
Common-sense truthfulnessTell us, at Christmas, youth's crassest of crass ages.
For four hundred years Israel had dwelt in Egypt, surrounded by the crassest idolatry.The Pursuit of God
A. W. Tozer
- stupid; gross
Word Origin and History for crassest
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.