Definition of crass in English:

crass

adjective

  • Showing no intelligence or sensitivity.

    ‘the crass assumptions that men make about women’
    ‘an act of crass stupidity’
    • ‘I hope this doesn't appear crass, but it hints at the desperation of the survivors that we can help by sending rice to that region.’
    • ‘For them, the West was crass, materialistic and, of course, morally rotten.’
    • ‘Not only he is he a crass bigot, and therefore worthy of shooting, but absolutely illogical.’
    • ‘To ignore such an evident flowering of talent and achievement is not only crass stupidity but a wasted opportunity.’
    • ‘There's nothing wrong with a healthy spirit of crass commercialism, or even a whiff of naked greed these days, is there?’
    • ‘It seems staggeringly crass and inappropriate, but I understand his need to record this terrible scene.’
    • ‘It's crass, sadistic and appeals to the very worst in human nature.’
    • ‘To state baldly that it's purely between the woman and her doctor is crass and simplistic at the very least.’
    • ‘In place of serious musical appreciation we got crass superficiality.’
    • ‘Yet I am not advocating a crass rationalism in which reverence, empathy and love have no place.’
    • ‘Some of the songs were straight from the top of the genius pile, while others were just crass, crude and downright stupid.’
    • ‘Communal forces thrive on the crass ignorance of the masses concerning the essentials of their faith.’
    • ‘By setting such a trap or permitting an employee to do so on a river where otters are breeding is crass stupidity.’
    • ‘It's just a maelstrom of shrieking children, crass commercialism, and ratcheting credit card debt.’
    • ‘It is very often cheesy and crass, and is completely pretentious from start to finish!’
    • ‘It was a mindless and moronic act of political naivete and crass immaturity.’
    • ‘As a result, the next generation was to tend towards political quietism and, worst of all, a crass materialism.’
    • ‘Over the next decade, the crass stupidity of the words must have haunted them.’
    • ‘There's something fundamentally crass and vaguely offensive about all of this, isn't there?’
    • ‘What I am saying is no one, absolutely no one, should have to put up with crass disrespect.’
    stupid, insensitive, blundering, dense, thick, vacuous, mindless, witless, doltish, oafish, boorish, asinine, bovine, coarse, gross
    gross, utter, sheer, downright, total, out-and-out, outright, very great, complete, absolute, thorough, perfect, blatant, unmitigated, unqualified, glaring, undisguised, naked
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Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘dense or coarse’): from Latin crassus ‘solid, thick’.

Pronunciation

crass

/kras/