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rude

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4 not civilized

  • missionaries who believed that it was their duty to convert the rude peoples of the world
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7 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining

  • rude pelts that were sent to Europe to be fashioned into elegant hats and coats
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in the raw, in the rough

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rude, rough, crude, raw mean lacking in social refinement. rude implies ignorance of or indifference to good form; it may suggest intentional discourtesy.
    • rude behavior
rough is likely to stress lack of polish and gentleness.
    • rough manners
crude may apply to thought or behavior limited to the gross, the obvious, or the primitive.
    • a crude joke
raw suggests being untested, inexperienced, or unfinished.
    • turning raw youths into polished performers


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