Now there is the Snowden—to put it crassly—who is bought and paid for entirely by the Russians.
Few things ruin a novel faster than an author who crassly puts children in jeopardy just to earn a thrill.
At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.
He is not crassly referred to as a cheater, a scoundrel or a liar.
The heir was as woe begone of face and as crassly sombre of raiment as even the most captious could have desired.
He says she is too crassly material to appreciate his knowledge of chemistry.
It was strange that hitherto he should have been so crassly blind.
Even scientific men are sometimes as crassly incredulous as the uncultured masses.
In order to apply the severest test the query should be a crassly foolish one.
They were not so crassly or grossly materialistic as the present age undoubtedly is.
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.