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adjective,crass·er, crass·est.
  1. without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.

  2. Archaic. thick; coarse.

Origin of crass

First recorded in 1535–45; from Middle French, from Latin crassus “fat, thick”

Other words for crass

Other words from crass

  • crassly, adverb
  • crassness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crass in a sentence

  • Even scientific men are sometimes as crassly incredulous as the uncultured masses.

    Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
  • It was strange that hitherto he should have been so crassly blind.

    Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett
  • In short, a born liar, credulous and barbarous, crassly ignorant and inconceivably stubborn.'

    Ghetto Comedies | Israel Zangwill
  • With Hamsun the conflict is more fine-spun than that which Heiberg has painted rather crassly.

    Knut Hamsun | Hanna Astrup Larsen
  • Anybody less crassly armoured in self-love than Purcell must have been touched.

    The History of David Grieve | Mrs. Humphry Ward

British Dictionary definitions for crass


/ (kræs) /

  1. stupid; gross

Origin of crass

C16: from Latin crassus thick, dense, gross

Derived forms of crass

  • crassly, adverb
  • crassness or crassitude, noun

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