without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
Archaic. thick; coarse.
- crassly, adverb
- crassness, noun
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How to use crass in a sentence
At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now there is the Snowden—to put it crassly—who is bought and paid for entirely by the Russians.Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You About His Surveillance State—And Made You a Pawn of It | Eli Lake | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Political parties tried crassly to make deals to amend the Chief Rabbinate Law, aiming to help particular candidates.
He is not crassly referred to as a cheater, a scoundrel or a liar.Petraeus Affair Stereotypes: The General, The Flirt And The Harlot | Robin Givhan | November 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
More crassly, why are Bill and Hillary together while Al and Tipper have separated?
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
- crassly, adverb
- crassness or crassitude, noun
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