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.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of crass

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crass

crassly, adverbcrassness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for crass

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012