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  • n  a wild or unrefined state
  • n  an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement

  • That set me wondering (and, please, pardon the metaphorical crudity): In American cult culture, could brown be the new yellow? Specifically, could Bollywood films win over the .
  • You could argue it with Lyndon Johnson, the great flapping bird of ill omen, all crudity and genius and self-willed doom, shadowed by his mother's vexed unreliability and .
  • They could say it's a good thing to protest idiotic crudity--on the radio, on TV or on the Senate floor--but to legislate against it is another matter.

  • Leonard Pitts in The Free Lance-Star (blog)
    As Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts wrote recently, anonymous online forums "have become havens for a level of crudity, bigotry, meanness and plain nastiness that shocks the tattered remnants of our propriety."
  • Wladimir Klitschko in
    I am used to being attacked by my opponents before a fight. But David is top of the list of crudity. He has to pay the bill for it and I promise it will be painful,said Klitschko.
  • Alan Poul in Voice of America
    The movie manages to stay squarely in the realm of the contemporary romantic comedy, meaning that it pushes the boundaries of taste sometimes,Poul said. "There are a few elements of crudity in the humor; but it also had a beautiful,...

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