adjective, crud·er, crud·est.
Origin of crude
Examples from the Web for crudely
She was also crudely nicknamed “La Boule” in a reference to the ball and chain.
Edwards crudely framed the state of play in the South as a matter of race, sexual orientation, and class; in other words, culture.The 2014 Election Is Yet Another Scrum in the Culture Wars|Lloyd Green|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though the Hamas footage is likely genuine, the drone and its weapons appear to be little more than crudely built toys.
However, a GOP operative who supports these laws may well be crudely pragmatic rather than bigoted.
I started getting angry then because I had never heard a news anchor and host speak that crudely to the chief of state.
These inferior drawings are crudely coloured by hand, the name of each Character being written in the margin.Dickens and His Illustrators|Frederic G. Kitton
These, hastily and crudely expressed, are some of my ideas on this important question.Why I am in favor of socialism|Various
They stood erect upon their huge legs, using their crudely bulky arms and hands to strike and tug at each other.The Martian|Allen Glasser
Amphibians at first crudely able to cope with both sea and land.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
Paolo Giovio built the crudely ornate edifice, and began the collection of antiquities and relics which it now contains.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for crudely
Word Origin for crude
Word Origin and History for crudely
late 14c., "in a raw state," from Latin crudus "rough; not cooked, raw, bloody," from PIE *krue-do-, from PIE *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (see raw). Meaning "lacking grace" is first attested 1640s. Related: Crudely; crudeness. Crude oil is from 1865.