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crudeadjective

uk   us   /kruːd/

crude adjective (SIMPLE)

C2 simple and not skilfully done or made: a crude device/weapon
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crude adjective (RUDE)

C2 rude and offensive: a crude remark/comment
crudely
adverb uk   us   /ˈkruːd.li/
a crudely made bomb
crudeness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈkruːd.nəs/ (also crudity )

crudenoun [U]

uk   us   /kruːd/ (also crude oil)
oil from rocks underground in a natural state that has not yet been treated
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