- 1The quality of being rudimentary or makeshift; primitiveness: he criticises the crudity of designMore example sentences
primitiveness, simplicity, oversimplicity, roughness, inaccuracy; lack of refinement, lack of sophistication• dated rudenessvulgarity, rudeness, suggestiveness, raciness, earthiness, bawdiness, blueness, smuttiness, smut, lewdness, salaciousness, licentiousness, ribaldry, seaminess, dirtiness, filthiness, dirt, filth, boorishness, coarseness, uncouthness, indecency, obscenity, indelicacy, crassness, tastelessness, offensivenessNorth American • informal gaminess
- 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 languageMore example sentences
- 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.