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 crude crude /ˈkruːd/

adjective

  1. () Not carefully or expertly made  ( rough , crude )
    not carefully or expertly made
     Managed to make a crude splint
    managed to make a crude splint
     A crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
    a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
     Rough carpentry
    rough carpentry
  2. () Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent  ( gross , vulgar , crude , earthy )
    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
     Coarse language
    coarse language
     A crude joke
    a crude joke
     Crude behavior
    crude behavior
     An earthy sense of humor
    an earthy sense of humor
     A revoltingly gross expletive
    a revoltingly gross expletive
     A vulgar gesture
    a vulgar gesture
     Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
    full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
  3. Not processed or subjected to analysis  ( crude , raw )
    not processed or subjected to analysis
     Raw data
    raw data
     The raw cost of production
    the raw cost of production
     Only the crude vital statistics
    only the crude vital statistics
  4. Devoid of any qualifications, disguise or adornment  ( blunt , crude , stark )
    devoid of any qualifications, disguise or adornment
     The blunt truth
    the blunt truth
     The crude facts
    the crude facts
     Facing the stark reality of the deadline
    facing the stark reality of the deadline
  5. Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness  ( crude , rude , primitive )
    belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
     The crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
    the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
     Primitive movies of the 1890s
    primitive movies of the 1890s
     Primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains
    primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains
  6. Not refined or processed  ( crude , unprocessed , unrefined )
    not refined or processed
     Unrefined ore
    unrefined ore
     Crude oil
    crude oil

noun

  1. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons  ( crude , crude oil , fossil oil , oil , petroleum , rock oil , black gold [Informal] )
    a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
     You should regularly check your car's oil level and top it up if necessary
    You should regularly check your car's oil level and top it up if necessary


 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev /miːˈxaɪl sɛrˈɡeɪəvɪtʃ gɔːrˈbɑːtʃɛv/

noun

  1. Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)  ( Gorbachev , Mikhail Gorbachev , Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev )
    Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)


 gum labdanum gum labdanum /ɡʌm ˈlæbədnæm/

noun

  1. A dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses  ( gum labdanum , labdanum )
    a dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses


 Rushdie Rushdie /ˈrʌʃdi/

noun

  1. British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)  ( Ahmed Salman Rushdie , Rushdie , Salman Rushdie )
    British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)