[ kroo-di-tee ]
/ ˈkru dɪ ti /

noun, plural cru·di·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being crude.
something crude.

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 crudity



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper