[ kroo-di-tee ]
/ ˈkru dɪ ti /

noun, plural cru·di·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being crude.
something crude.

Nearby words

  1. crude,
  2. crude oil,
  3. crudely,
  4. cruden,
  5. crudites,
  6. crudités,
  7. crudo,
  8. cruel,
  9. cruel and unusual punishment,
  10. cruel to be kind

Origin of crudity

1375–1425; late Middle English crudite < Latin crūditās. See crude, -ity

Related formsun·cru·di·ty, noun, plural un·cru·di·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for crudities



early 14c., from Middle French crudité (14c.) and directly from Latin cruditatem (nominative cruditas), from crudus (see crude).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper