adjective, crud·er, crud·est.
Origin of crude
Examples from the Web for crudest
The typical trend is for writers and actors to default to the crudest element of what makes their show work, and lean on that.
I should like to see the man who ever heard from his lips other than the wildest, crudest nonsense.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.|Charles James Lever
Not many years ago the crudest and most primitive devices were used in the production of a book cover.The Building of a Book|Various
And I walk in, unprepared, on people who seem to me to be acting parts in a crook melodrama of the crudest type.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
The panic is the crudest and simplest example of collective mental life.The Group Mind|William McDougall
Advertising pages, original articles and editorials—all were used to puff nostrums of the crudest type.
Word Origin for crude
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.