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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Origin of crudely


Other words from crudely

  • un·crude·ly, adverb

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