noun, plural cru·di·ties for 2.
- crude oil,
- cruel and unusual punishment,
- cruel to be kind
Origin of crudity
Examples from the Web for crudities
It was true he possessed certain manly virtues, but his crudities by far outweighed these.The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
When this was done all the exaggerations and crudities, toned by distances, melted into exquisite grace of line and form.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Their fugitive pieces, their crudities and imperfect essays, have been either judiciously suppressed or consigned to oblivion.Studies in Literature and History|Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Upon Mr. Adams fell some consequences of previous American crudities, of which I shall speak later.A Straight Deal|Owen Wister
He believed that a new spirit dwelt there, expelling the crudities of youth.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
early 14c., from Middle French crudité (14c.) and directly from Latin cruditatem (nominative cruditas), from crudus (see crude).