One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they convert crude oil into petroleum’
unrefined, unpurified, unprocessed, untreated
unmilled, unworked, unpolished, coarse, unprepared
raw, natural, plain
2‘Prussian infantrymen lined the crude barricade’
primitive, simple, basic, rudimentary, rough, rough and ready, rough-hewn, make-do, makeshift, improvised, cobbled together, thrown together, homespun, unfinished, unpolished, unformed, undeveloped
3‘he was reprimanded for making crude jokes’
vulgar, rude, risqué, suggestive, racy, earthy, off colour, colourful, indecent, bawdy, obscene, offensive, lewd, salacious, licentious, ribald, Rabelaisian, boorish, coarse, uncouth, indelicate, crass, tasteless, sordid, smutty, dirty, filthy, pornographic, X-rated, scatological
profane, foul, foul-mouthed, blasphemous, abusive, scurrilous
informal naughty, blue, raunchy, sleazy, porno, porn, steamy, spicy, locker-room
British informal fruity, saucy, near the knuckle, close to the bone
North American informal gamy
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