Definition of crudity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkruːdɪti/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being rudimentary or makeshift; primitiveness: he criticises the crudity of design
More example sentences
  • 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.
primitiveness, simplicity, oversimplicity, roughness, inaccuracy;
lack of refinement, lack of sophistication
dated rudeness
British informal fruitiness, sauciness
North American informal gaminess
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.

Words that rhyme with crudity


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