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crass

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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
SYNONYMS FOR crass
Related formscrass·ly, adverbcrass·ness, noun
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crass

/ (kræs) /

adjective

stupid; gross
Derived Formscrassly, adverbcrassness or crassitude, noun

Word Origin for crass

C16: from Latin crassus thick, dense, gross
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Word Origin and History for crassly

crass


adj.

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.

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