crudity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crudity an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"
    • n crudity a wild or unrefined state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crudity That which is in a crude or undigested state; hence, superficial, undigested views, not reduced to order or form. "Crudities in the stomach."
    • Crudity The condition of being crude; rawness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crudity The quality or state of being crude, in any sense of that word.
    • n crudity Indigestion.
    • n crudity That which is crude; something in a rough, unprepared, or undigested state: as, the crudities of an untrained imagination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crudity rawness: unripeness: that which is crude
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cruditas, fr. crudus,: cf. F. crudité,. See Crude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. crudus, raw.

Usage

In literature:

Now this romantic method involves a certain element of climax which to us appears crudity.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
They should pursue a thought, or a hint of a thought, from its first crudity to its utmost maturity.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
No forcing the accent, no crudity, but a pervading persuasion.
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
The Cathedral of St. Croix, of widely contrasting styles and eras, forms a pleasing enough key-note to it all, in spite of its garish crudities.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Exaggeration, sentiment, all kinds of crudity were here.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Other small-pates chattered of how the divine works of nature shamed the crudities of man.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I suppose the reasonable Anti-Socialist will hardly maintain it seriously with that crudity.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
The author's style is fluent and pleasing, though a few slight crudities are to be discerned.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Or if you try to make crudity take the place of brilliancy, you will not get harmony.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
These Woman's Rights Conventions appear to me to have ventilated crudities, absurdities, and blasphemies.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In news:

Bad `Daddy' / Adam Sandler comedy an unholy mix of crudity and corn.
The first thing one tends to notice about a Maurice Pialat film is the meticulous crudity of its style.
Out on the stump, he renders the case for President Barack Obama's re-election in all its populist crudity.
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In science:

However, for non-asymptotic computations, the crudity of the approximation away from the origin is very noticeable.
Bounds on the number of integer points in a polytope via concentration estimates
Despite the apparent crudity of the underlying assumptions, the latter procedure is remarkably successful in reproducing the measured harmonic flow coe fficients for charged particles, cf.
Global variables and correlations: Summary of the results presented at the Quark Matter 2012 conference
This estimate comes out an order of magnitude too high, but given the crudity of the calculation it seems quite plausible that this mechanism could be compatible with observation.
M Theory and Cosmology
But it would complicate our mental picture and, given the crudity of the model, seems of little value.
A Simple Bipolar Jet Model for the Polarization of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Trying to invent a correction factor for this effect that is of the right size seems futile given the crudity of the model.
A Simple Bipolar Jet Model for the Polarization of Core-Collapse Supernovae
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