Definition of raw :
1. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
3. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
4. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
5. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
6. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.
7. Not covered; bare.
8. Not distilled; as, raw water
9. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
10. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
11. Not tanned; as, raw hides
12. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
13. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
14. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
15. Sore, as if by being galled.
natural, stinging, defenseless, hard, sensible, inexpert, stark naked, in the altogether, newfangled, unstained, unprepared, refined, nude, lancinating, new, naked, crank, sensitive, untoughened, unclothed, naked as a jaybird, rare, untried, piercing, wounded, manufactured, underdone, knifelike, mad, unpracticed, unprocessed, barren, au naturel, bare-ass, inexperienced, desolate, lovesome, in the buff, unfinished, unsanded, unversed, young, dim, ingestion, sore, tender, warm, bare, uncut, lancinate, fibrous, altogether, fresh, cut, ability, green, clean, stabbing, affectionate, native, uninitiated, novel, immature, unseasoned, painful, uninitiate, cranky, uncooked, irritated, baked, tippy, good, birthday suit, virgin, uncovered, covered, in the raw, fond, afflictive, bare-assed, black, unexampled, peeled, edged, primitive, huffy
cold (part of speech: adjective)
severe (part of speech: adjective)
demanding, rigid, austere, fundamental, gruff, rigorous, brusque, dry, uncompromising, piquant, curt, oppressive, correct, brisk, chilly, obdurate, icy, stiff-necked, bleak, meticulous, disciplined, cutting, spare, stringent, hidebound, blunt, caustic, censorious, keen, cool, tart, exacting, basic, acute, sharp, ascetic, acerbic, imperial, puritanical, astringent, precise, lean, severe, frosty, Spartan, Draconian, harsh, acrimonious, unbending, intense, prudish, obstinate, intolerant, critical, authoritarian, short, abrupt, strict, stern, relentless, stark, inflexible, crisp, grim, strait-laced, dour
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
earthy, crude, scandalous, philistine, cheap, degraded, low, gaudy, common, depraved, barnyard, salty, gross, unpolished, tactless, sordid, revolting, inelegant, homespun, animal, offensive, colloquial, sleazy, unbecoming, base, profane, boorish, ignoble, undignified, rude, cockney, repulsive, rank, crass, glaring, tasteless, coarse, indelicate, ignominious, tawdry, unrefined, barbaric, brazen, shameless, graceless, clumsy, unseemly, in bad taste, ill-bred, chintzy, coarse-grained, rough, outlandish, brutish, obscene, vulgar, idiomatic, garish, broad
inelegant (part of speech: adjective)
- Skelsey was no raw Britisher. - "The Triumph of Hilary Blachland", Bertram Mitford.
- Men, therefore, are nothing but raw material. - "Essays on Political Economy", Frederic Bastiat.
- But if the thing was so raw that the man had to be punished, I'd really hurt him. - "The Enchanted Canyon", HonorÃ© Willsie Morrow.