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Definition (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility
  • crass commercialism
  • There's class and then there's crass.
  • not so crass as to admit her true intentions
  • She considers most people to be too crass to appreciate her art.
  • Nobody down here ever wants to be rich-rich, for that, of course, would be crass and vulgar.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Does the fact look crass[698] and material, threatening to degrade thy theory of spirit?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I have come to think of marriage as dishonorable, a crass trade-off rather than a free gift.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • I mean, it seems so crass to address envelopes simply to 'Janine' and 'Claude.'
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • But when one is deeply moved, one has the courage to say things that may sound crass and irreverent, but are more solemn than authorized words of piety.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If she had occasion to find fault, she did it coolly and with perfect politeness, which the defaulter felt to be a bigger insult than crassness.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Imagine being such a brilliant philosopher and yet such a crass idiot!
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • It seems an odd and crass way to treat your saviors, Your Honor.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I leave that crass behavior to my gusty brethren in the north.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • I always found him crass and terribly nouveau dieu, personally.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Thus it is only the crass layman who thinks that we put up stone walls.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Only the crassest ignoramus can still hold to the old-fashioned notion that seeing is believing.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Too much color and it begins looking crass.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I know it's really cheesy—crass even—to compare my being dumped to the accident that killed Mia's family, but I can't help it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She knew that behind their crass jokes and lascivious grins, they were terrified of Masooma.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • And then I saw her make the Sign of the Crass and walk back to her sisters within.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire

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