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1. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes.

Synonyms

  • rude
  • unprocessed

Antonyms

  • strong
  • hard
  • old

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word raw


1. Adjective
This means raw gooseberries will taste best when they're in season.

2. Verb, base form
Paint and primer adheres best to raw wood.

Quotes containing the word raw


1. What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

2. Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

3. Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

2. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] having the surface exposed and painful.

Antonyms

  • humane

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] not processed or subjected to analysis.

Synonyms

  • crude

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • thick

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] not processed or refined.

Antonyms

  • rugged

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] not treated with heat to prepare it for eating.

Synonyms

  • rare
  • uncooked
  • underdone
  • half-baked

Antonyms

  • practical
  • partly
  • closeness
  • unsociability

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] brutally unfair or harsh.

Synonyms

  • unfair

Antonyms

  • unsusceptible
  • unconscious

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure.

Synonyms

  • naked
  • overt

Antonyms

  • good
  • comfortable
  • tough

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] used of wood and furniture.

Synonyms

  • unfinished

Antonyms

  • unaware
  • unclassified

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] (used informally) completely unclothed.

Synonyms

  • peeled
  • stark naked
  • unclothed
  • in the buff
  • bare-assed
  • naked as a jaybird
  • bare-ass
  • in the altogether

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • common
  • abundant
  • frequent

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. raw

adjective. ['ˈrɑː'] unpleasantly cold and damp.

Synonyms

  • cold
  • cutting

Antonyms

  • unangry
  • pleasant
  • harmless

Etymology

  • raw (Middle English (1100-1500))
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