unrefined

[ uhn-ri-fahynd ]
/ ˌʌn rɪˈfaɪnd /

adjective

not refined; not purified, as substances: unrefined metal.
coarse or crude; lacking in refinement of taste, feeling, manners, language, etc.

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Origin of unrefined

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + refined
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British Dictionary definitions for unrefined

unrefined
/ (ˌʌnrɪˈfaɪnd) /

adjective

(of substances such as petroleum, ores, and sugar) not processed into a pure or usable form
coarse in manners or language
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