[syn: crudeness, roughness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crudeness \Crude"ness\, n.
A crude, undigested, or unprepared state; rawness;
unripeness; immatureness; unfitness for a destined use or
purpose; as, the crudeness of iron ore; crudeness of theories
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a wild or unrefined state [syn: crudeness, crudity,
primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness]
2: an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or
refinement; "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"
[syn: crudeness, crudity, gaucheness]
3: an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier
dwellings depressed her" [syn: crudeness, roughness]