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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crassadjective

    (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility


  1. crassadjective

    coarse; crude; not refined or sensible

    Etymology: From crassus.

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    Etymology: From crassus.

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    Etymology: From crassus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crassadjective

    gross; thick; dense; coarse; not elaborated or refined

    Etymology: [L. crassus thick, fat, gross, prob. orig., closely woven. See Grease animal fat, and cf. Crate, Hurdle.]


  1. Crass

    Crass were an English punk rock band that was formed in 1977, which promoted anarchism as a political ideology, a way of living, and a resistance movement. Crass popularised the seminal anarcho-punk movement of the punk subculture, and advocated direct action, animal rights, and environmentalism. The band both utilised and advocated a DIY punk ethic approach, producing sound collages, leaflets, albums, and films. Crass practiced "direct action" by spray-painting stencilled graffiti messages around the London Underground system and on advertising billboards, coordinating squats, and organising political action. The band also expressed its ideals by dressing in black, military surplus-style clothing, and using a stage backdrop which amalgamated several "icons of authority" including the Christian Cross, the swastika, the Union Flag, and an Ouroboros. The band were critical of punk subculture itself, as well as wider youth culture in general. Crass promoted the type of anarchism that eventually became more common in the punk music scene. They are also considered involved with the art punk genre, due to their use of tape collages, graphics, spoken word releases, poetry and improvisation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crass

    kras, adj. gross: thick: dense: stupid.—ns. Crassament′um, the thick part of coagulated blood: the clot; Crass′itude, coarseness: density: stupidity.—adv. Crass′ly.—n. Crass′ness.—n.pl. Crassulā′ceæ, an order of herbaceous or shrubby, succulent plants—including the Stone-crop and House-leek. [O. Fr. cras—L. crassus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crass in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of crass in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Goodwin:

    A large part of Trumpism's appeal is Trump's personal appeal to a lot of people -- as a celebrity, as a crass speaker of truth, as these people see him, someone who doesn't mince words, someone who really tells it like it is. He's figured things out, he's a billionaire and he knows how the system works, all these elements of Trump's personality and character seem to have a lot of appeal to a big segment of the population. But I don't know if there is Trumpism without Trump.

  2. Ben Emmerson:

    It was a crass and clumsy gesture from an increasingly isolated tin pot despot, a morally deranged authoritarian who was at that very moment clinging desperately onto political power in the face of international sanctions and a rising chorus of international condemnation, after years of negotiation and appeasement, the world has lost its patience now with Mr Putin's judo politics and his cringing hard-man photo opportunities.

  3. Jim Carrey:

    So, when I stick a flag in Trump’s a -- it’s because that’s what everyone is seeing – they’re seeing Donald Trump owned, and I have to express that. And, sometimes that’s the most crass way that I can express it because I ’m done with it. I ’m done with liars, except when I lie.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I'm really rich -- that's the kind of mindset, that's the kind of thinking you need for this country, somebody said, 'Oh, that's crass.' It's not crass.'.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who weighs the worth of the people by their beautiful face and dress is a Crass.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. dicotyledonous
    • B. lank
    • C. tantamount
    • D. motile

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