adjective, crud·er, crud·est.
Origin of crude
Examples from the Web for crudeness
“First, the crudeness of the weapons,” he said, enumerating his reasons.Bin Laden Hunter Philip Mudd Talks About Boston at ‘Manhunt’ Screening|Lloyd Grove|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Koplitz seizes the opportunity, and diagnoses the crudeness of the outburst as symptoms of “pussy-repellant serial killers.”What Women Comedians Want: Yael Kohen’s ‘We Killed’|Allison Yarrow|October 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That equation of crudeness with authenticity has a long pedigree in our culture.Occupy the RNC? What’s Behind Tampa’s Homemade Signs|Blake Gopnik|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Concha foresaw that she was going to know the truth; a cruel truth with all the crudeness of a discovery in broad daylight.Woman Triumphant|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
It seemed hysterical and overwrought in places—it gives the effect of crudeness.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
And then, of course, the crudeness of the works produced a great deal of friction.Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley
The ground of the superiority of hand-wrought goods, therefore, is a certain margin of crudeness.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
Yet this New England trait of severe selection is a blessing to the country, and has leavened its crudeness from ocean to ocean.
British Dictionary definitions for crudeness
Word Origin for crude
Word Origin and History for crudeness
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.