Synonyms for raw


Grammar : Adj
Spell : raw
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Top 10 synonyms for raw Other synonyms for the word raw

Définition of raw

Origin :
  • Old English hreaw "uncooked, raw," from Proto-Germanic *khrawaz (cf. Old Norse hrar, Danish raa, Old Saxon hra, Middle Dutch rau, Dutch rauw, Old High German hrawer, German roh), from PIE root *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (cf. Sanskrit kravih "raw flesh," krura- "bloody, raw, hard;" Greek kreas "flesh;" Latin crudus "not cooked," cruor "thick blood;" Old Irish cru, Lithuanian kraujas, Old Church Slavonic kruvi "blood;" Old English hrot "thick fluid, serum").
  • Meaning "tender, sore" is from late 14c.; of persons, "inexperienced" from 1560s; of weather, "damp and chilly" first recorded 1540s. Related: Rawly; rawness. Raw material is from 1796, with sense of "in a rudimental condition, unfinished." Phrase in the raw "naked" (1921) is from the raw "exposed flesh," attested from 1823. Raw deal "harsh treatment" attested by 1893.
  • adj not cooked, prepared
  • adj exposed, tender, referring to skin
  • adj inexperienced
  • adj vulgar, nasty
  • adj harsh, unpleasant, referring to weather
Example sentences :
  • If milk of this kind must be used, some raw food should be given with it.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Closer to her than the hospital was life in the raw that night.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was December then, gray and raw, with a wet snow that changed to rain as it fell.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Most of these are raw boys, who know all that can be learned of war on a cricket field.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I should have judged that you were a raw recruit in the camp of the enemy.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But everything is raw, for the Iroquois are thorough savages.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • There we shall build sheds for the storage of the raw material.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • As he gazes on the rushing flood he thinks of the waste of raw material.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870 » by Various
  • He cared nothing for raw fish, but he knew their possibilities.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White

Antonyms for raw

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