Student Thesaurus

One entry found for crude.
Entry Word: crude
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining <a spill of crude oil along a coastline is the worst kind of environmental disaster>
Synonyms native, natural, raw, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreated
Related Words undeveloped; roughhewn, unfinished, unpolished; unbaked, uncooked; impure, unfiltered, unpurified
Phrases in the rough
Near Antonyms filtered, pure, purified
Antonyms dressed, processed, refined, treated
2 belonging to or characteristic of an early level of skill or development <the crude stone tools that those prehistoric peoples used> -- see PRIMITIVE 1
3 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society <crude jokes can be considered sexual harassment> -- see OBSCENE 1
4 lacking in refinement or good taste <any discussion of one's money is considered crude by the club's members> -- see COARSE 2
5 hastily or roughly constructed <a crude hut that was constructed by some shipwrecked sailors> -- see RUDE 1