Definition of crass in English:

crass

adjective

  • Lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence.

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

/kræs//kras/