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raw

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of raw

  1. 1 not cooked <you should wash your hands after handling raw chicken> Synonyms uncooked Related Words unheated; rare; half-baked, underdone Near Antonyms well-done; overdone; baked, boiled, braised, broiled, fried, grilled, heated, roasted, sautéed (also sauteed); burned (or burnt), charred, scorched Antonyms cooked

  2. 2 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining <raw sugar is honey-colored because the crystals retain cane juices, minerals, and other impurities that haven't been refined out> Synonyms native, natural, crude, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreatedRelated Words undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms dressed, processed, refined, treated

  3. 3 lacking in adult experience or maturity <recruiters like to say the military turns raw youths into responsible men and women> Synonyms adolescent, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, puerile, callow, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripenedRelated Words babyish, childish, infantile, infantilized, infantine; boyish, girlish, juvenescent, kiddish, young, youngish, youthful; maidenly, virginal; ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), tender; unknowing, unseasoned, unsophisticated, untrained, untriedNear Antonyms advanced, precocious; knowing, savvy, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms adult, experienced, grown-up, mature, ripe

  4. 4 marked by wet and windy conditions <the day of the funeral was one of those bleak, blustery, raw winter days that was as gloomy as our spirits> Synonyms bleak, dirty, inclement, nasty, foul, rough, squally, stormy, tempestuous, turbulentRelated Words blowy, blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, windblown, windswept; cloudy, overcast, sunless; rainy, snowy; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyNear Antonyms rainless; balmy, calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, pleasant, sereneAntonyms bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

  5. 5 uncomfortably cool <evenings in those mountains, even during the summer, tend to be a little raw> Synonyms bitter, bleak, chill, chilling, nipping, nippy, chilly, sharpRelated Words bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous, snappy; arctic, bitter, cold, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, glacial, ice-cold, icy, numbing, polar, shivery, wintry (also wintery); subfreezing, subzero; frore, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheatedNear Antonyms balmy, warm; lukewarm, tepid; heated, warmed

  6. 6 causing intense discomfort to one's skin <bundle up if you're going sailing, as there's a raw wind out there in the bay> Synonyms biting, bitter, keen, penetrating, piercing, cutting, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stingingRelated Words brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosiveNear Antonyms balmy, gentle, mild, soothing

  7. 7 showing no signs of being under control <a frightening display of raw anger> Synonyms abandoned, intemperate, rampant, runaway, unbounded, unbridled, unchecked, uncontrolled, unhampered, unhindered, unrestrainedRelated Words uncontrollable, ungovernable; barbaric, hog wild, riotous, uninhibited, wildNear Antonyms moderate, temperedAntonyms bridled, checked, constrained, controlled, curbed, governed, hampered, hindered, restrained, temperate

  8. 8 lacking or shed of clothing <a private men's health club where it was common for men to swim raw> Synonyms au naturel, bare, bottomless, disrobed, mother-naked, nude, naked, starkers [chiefly British], stripped, unclad, unclothed, undressedRelated Words seminude, topless; denuded, peeled; unveiledNear Antonyms covered, veiled; arrayed, caparisoned, decked (out), rigged (out), tricked (out); vested; decentAntonyms appareled (or apparelled), attired, clad, clothed, dressed, garbed, invested, robed, suited




raw

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of raw

  1. the state of having no clothes on one's body <a secluded swimming hole where we could swim in the raw> Synonyms altogether, bareness, birthday suit, bottomlessness, buff, nakedness, nude, nudityRelated Words toplessness; naturism, nudism




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