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

Examples from the Web for crudity

Historical Examples of crudity

  • The airs and graces they assumed did but emphasise their crudity.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill

  • But excuse the audacity and the crudity of my speculations—it only proves my interest.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • She seemed to him, in all this, an extraordinary mixture of innocence and crudity.

    Daisy Miller

    Henry James

  • This retreat seemed to him romantic and pleasing, in spite of its crudity.

    The Dead Command

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • The crudity of the method is even regarded as a proof of its morality.

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