crass

[ kras ]
/ kræs /

adjective, crass·er, crass·est.

without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
Archaic. thick; coarse.

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Origin of crass

1535–45; (<Middle French ) <Latin crassus thick, dense, fat, heavy

OTHER WORDS FROM crass

crassly, adverbcrassness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crass

crass
/ (kræs) /

adjective

stupid; gross

Derived forms of crass

crassly, adverbcrassness or crassitude, noun

Word Origin for crass

C16: from Latin crassus thick, dense, gross
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