Synonyms for rawness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : raw
Phonetic Transcription :

Définition of rawness

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.
  • noun inexperience
Example sentences :
  • Stew these herbs in a little butter, to take off their rawness.
  • Extract from : « The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory; » by Charlotte Campbell Bury
  • The night was bitter cold, but cold with that rawness which speaks of a coming thaw.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • He remembered the vastness and the rawness of the uncontrolled atmosphere.
  • Extract from : « Second Sight » by Basil Eugene Wells
  • He was soaked to the skin, and the rawness of the air caused him to shiver.
  • Extract from : « Young Captain Jack » by Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
  • The greyness and rawness of their environment are not touched upon.
  • Extract from : « Australian Writers » by Desmond Byrne
  • A short boil is sufficient to take off all taste of rawness.
  • Extract from : « Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book » by Eliza Leslie
  • When I arrived from Liverpool I was very raw, but didn't know my rawness.
  • Extract from : « Kit Musgrave's Luck » by Harold Bindloss
  • Crude′ness; Crud′ity, rawness: unripeness: that which is crude.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) » by Various
  • Except for some painful blisters and rawness, his condition was not serious.
  • Extract from : « The Secret of the Ninth Planet » by Donald Allen Wollheim
  • The apple-tree takes the rawness and wildness off any scene.
  • Extract from : « Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers » by John Burroughs

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