adjective, crasser, crassest.
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid:
crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
Archaic. thick; coarse.
1540s, from Middle French crasse (16c.), from Latin crassus “solid, thick, fat; dense.” The literal sense always has been rare in English; meaning “grossly stupid” is recorded from 1650s, from French. Related: Crassly; crassness.
[krey-sis] /ˈkreɪ sɪs/ noun, plural crases [krey-seez] /ˈkreɪ siz/ (Show IPA). Archaic. 1. composition; constitution; makeup. /ˈkreɪsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) 1. the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into one Also called syneresis
- Creative accounting
noun any financial practices which are imaginative and misleading but not necessarily illegal; any accounting practices which deviate from standard procedure Usage Note slang noun phrase Fraudulent or dubious bookkeeping; falsification of financial records in imaginative ways: secret takeover deals, creative accounting just this side of Internal Revenue Service rules/ through some very creative accounting […]
noun 1. See under (def 6). [ih-maj-uh-ney-shuh n] /ɪˌmædʒ əˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the faculty of , or of forming mental or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses. 2. the action or process of forming such or concepts. 3. the faculty of producing ideal creations consistent with reality, as in literature, […]
[kree-ey-tiv] /kriˈeɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. having the quality or power of . 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually followed by of). 4. Facetious. using or exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping. /kriːˈeɪtɪv/ adjective 1. having the ability to create 2. characterized by originality of […]