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1‘a piece of raw carrot’
2‘the cost of raw materials is likely to rise’
unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, crude, natural, unmilled, unprepared, unfinished
3‘a group of raw recruits’
inexperienced, new, lacking experience, untrained, unskilled, unpractised, untried, untested, unseasoned, untutored, unschooled
callow, immature, green, ignorant, naive, unsophisticated
informal wet behind the ears
4‘his skin was raw in places’
sore, red, inflamed, painful, sensitive, tender
abraded, chafed, skinned, open, exposed, unhealed, bloody
5‘it was a raw morning with a bitter east wind’
bleak, cold, chilly, chilling, chill, freezing, icy, icy-cold, wintry, bitter, biting, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, damp, wet
British informal parky
6‘the raw emotions depicted in such stories’
strong, intense, passionate, fervent, vehement, powerful, violent, acute
undisguised, unconcealed, unrestrained, uninhibited
7‘raw, contemporary images of Latin America’
realistic, true to life, unembellished, unvarnished, gritty, naked, bare, brutal, harsh
frank, candid, honest, forthright, straightforward, direct, blunt, outspoken
informal warts and all
8‘raw but authentic artistic power’
unsophisticated, crude, rough, unpolished, unrefined, undeveloped
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