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crass

adjective     /kræs/
stupid and without considering how other people might feel: a crass remark crass behaviour/ignorance a crass error of judgment He made crass comments about her worn-out clothes.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireInconsiderateSelfishness crassly     /-li/ adverb Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireInconsiderateSelfishness crassness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireInconsiderateSelfishness
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