Synonyms of raw in English:



  • 1 a piece of raw carrot raw fish
    [Antonyms] cooked
  • 2 the cost of raw materials is likely to rise raw silk
    unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, crude, natural, unmilled, unprepared, unfinished; green
    [Antonyms] refined processed
  • 3 a group of raw recruits
    inexperienced, new, lacking experience, untrained, unskilled, unpractised, untried, untested, unseasoned, untutored, unschooled; callow, immature, green, ignorant, naive, unsophisticated
    [Antonyms] experienced skilled
  • 4 his skin was raw in places
    sore, red, inflamed, painful, sensitive, tender; abraded, chafed, skinned, open, exposed, unhealed, bloody
    technical excoriated
  • 5 it was a raw morning with a bitter east wind
    bleak, cold, chilly, chilling, chill, freezing, icy, icy-cold, wintry, bitter, biting, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, damp, wet
    informal nippy
    British informal parky
    [Antonyms] warm balmy
  • 6 the raw emotions depicted in such stories
    strong, intense, passionate, fervent, vehement, powerful, violent, acute; undisguised, unconcealed, unrestrained, uninhibited
  • 7 raw, contemporary images of Latin America
    [Antonyms] unrealistic idealized
  • 8 raw but authentic artistic power
    unsophisticated, crude, rough, unpolished, unrefined, undeveloped
  • Phrases

    in the raw

    informal I slept in the raw See naked

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