noun, plural cru·di·ties for 2.
Origin of crudity
Related Words for cruditydrunkenness, impropriety, disrespect, profanity, obscenity, coarseness, grossness, licentiousness, impurity, outrageousness, indelicacy, evil, indecorum, incivility, ribaldry, offense, pornography, lewdness, foulness, bawdiness
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Historical Examples of crudity
The airs and graces they assumed did but emphasise their crudity.Cleo The Magnificent
But excuse the audacity and the crudity of my speculations—it only proves my interest.The Tragic Muse
She seemed to him, in all this, an extraordinary mixture of innocence and crudity.Daisy Miller
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.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)
Sir Leslie Stephen
early 14c., from Middle French crudité (14c.) and directly from Latin cruditatem (nominative cruditas), from crudus (see crude).