- n a wild or unrefined state
- n an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement
the whole town was famous for its crudeness
- n an unpolished unrefined quality
the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her
- She's sweet, simple, unflappable, and like Edith Bunker before her, she uses her goodness as a shield from the crudeness of her husband and the never-ending needs of her kids.
- It's the crudeness mixed with sweetness that makes his comedy interesting.
- The Democrats' current crudeness is a function of their desperation, and the imminent ratification of Howard Dean, the least charming presidential candidate in recent memory, as .
- John Bracewell in Stuff.co.nz
We are keen to win, but I think it is going to be a bit of a power game in its initial crudeness and that is not Stephen's game. Also, mobility in the field is a factor,Bracewell said. "We also wanted to give the new captain a chance to...
- Michael Jeffery in InTheNews.co.uk
And governor-general Michael Jeffery, the Queen's representative in Australia, said there is a "culture of crudeness" in the country.
- Jim Leyland in DetroitTigers.com
He did fine,Leyland said. "There's some crudeness there yet. He's just a baby, one year out of college."