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crudely

[ krood-lee ]
/ ˈkrud li /
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adverb
in a way that lacks care, finish, polish, or completion:That's pretty crudely done, but will serve our purposes.The figurine is made from stone, crudely shaped, and with a great gaping mouth.
in a way that lacks subtlety, culture, refinement, or tact:The major antagonist is a crudely drawn, over-the-top caricature.The ground-breaking performer was crudely honest as he used taboo words and fearlessly took on many of society's sacred cows.
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