adjective, raw·er, raw·est.
- in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.
- Informal. in the nude; naked: sunbathing in the raw.
Origin of raw
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Examples from the Web for rawness
But Slutever, with its rawness, honesty, and self-deprecating humor, was something different.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now I think that many are beginning to experience the rawness of the trauma, emptiness, and loss.
There was a rawness and impolitic honesty to his shows, many of which could make your heart weep.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows|Robin Givhan|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For the first time, she really tasted the rawness, the exhaustion, and the exhilaration of the family business.
There was light enough, with the lengthening days, to see plainly the rawness of the world.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
He adverted to these causes—they were, the rawness of the troops, and the superiority of the Indians as marksmen.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The greyness and rawness of their environment are not touched upon.Australian Writers|Desmond Byrne
An uncommon chill, a rawness of atmosphere foretold the change.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
You may speak of its rawness and intemperateness—but it is not yet old and wise enough to be acquiescent.Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)|Friedrich Nietzsche
British Dictionary definitions for rawness
- informal without clothes; naked
- in a natural or unmodified statelife in the raw
Derived Formsrawish, adjectiverawly, adverbrawness, noun
Word Origin for raw
Medicine definitions for rawness
Idioms and Phrases with rawness
In addition to the idiom beginning with raw
- raw deal
- in the altogether (raw)