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Definition 1: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is a kind of ...) fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

(crude is a kind of ...) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

(... is a kind of crude ) oil products that remain after petroleum has been distilled

(crude is made of the substance ...) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

Definition 2: not refined or processed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unrefined ore
  • crude oil

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
  • primitive movies of the 1890s
  • primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is similar to ...) being or occurring at an early stage of development

"in an early stage" "early forms of life" "early man" "an early computer"

Definition 4: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • coarse language
  • a crude joke
  • crude behavior
  • an earthy sense of humor
  • a revoltingly gross expletive
  • a vulgar gesture
  • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is similar to ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 5: not processed or subjected to analysis - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raw data
  • the raw cost of production
  • only the crude vital statistics

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is similar to ...) not analyzed or broken down for detailed examination

"an unanalyzed compound" "unanalyzed data"

Definition 6: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blunt truth
  • the crude facts
  • facing the stark reality of the deadline

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is similar to ...) not conditional

"unconditional surrender"

Definition 7: not carefully or expertly made - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • managed to make a crude splint
  • a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
  • rough carpentry

Synonyms for crude in the sense of this definition

(crude is similar to ...) not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

"unskilled in the art of rhetoric" "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber" "unskilled labor" "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities" "unskilled workmanship"

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