Definition of crass in English:

crass

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Pronunciation: /kras
 
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adjective

Derivatives

crassitude

noun
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  • To be fair, it was not an activity but a pop group; but it seemed to sum up the ineffable crassitude of the place.
  • So, for the sake of this venerable pageant, let's hope the hopefuls display gratitude and pulchritude, rather than crassitude and attitude.
  • It definitely has nothing to do with gays marrying and absolutely everything to do with the preponderance of rampant crassitude.

crassly

adverb
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  • ‘These are very ill thought out, and I have to say, crassly stupid on occasion, suggestions for the reform of very serious laws,’ he said.
  • ‘It's annoying, frustrating, disappointing and insubstantial,’ she snaps when I crassly raise the subject of her bank balance.
  • Supposedly about ideas and values, parties are usually tools for marshalling and brokering power - often crassly and with a walloping dose of self-interest.

crassness

noun
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  • In an age of crassness, vulgarity and self-indulgence, she has continued to be an icon of what we once were and of what we might yet become again.
  • You can expect the same vulgarity and crassness you have come to love from these fine upstanding pillars of society.
  • There is a fine line between righteous anger and crassness.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'dense or coarse'): from Latin crassus 'solid, thick'.

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