Definition of crudity in English:


Syllabification: cru·di·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈkro͞oditē


  • 1The quality of being rudimentary or makeshift; primitiveness: he criticizes the crudity of design
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    • Simplicity, however, does not mean crudity, does not mean absence of art.
    • In this way he strove to explain away the crudities of the literal narrative.
    • Sinaisky lets it rip, wallowing in the graphic crudity of the score.
  • 2The quality of being offensively coarse or rude; vulgarity: the crudity of the language
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    • The single most important thing is for Latham not to back down or revert to crudity.
    • Its advantage is its directness, its disadvantage its crudity.
    • The visual language of the adaptation is at first glance straightforward almost to the point of crudity.

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