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.
- Crassulacean acid metabolism
/ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃən/ noun 1. the full name for CAM (sense 3)
[kras-yoo-ley-shuh s] /ˌkræs yʊˈleɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants. /ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Crassulaceae, a family of herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants with fleshy succulent leaves, including the houseleeks and stonecrops
[kras-uh s] /ˈkræs əs/ noun 1. Marcus Licinius [li-sin-ee-uh s] /lɪˈsɪn i əs/ (Show IPA), c115–53 b.c, Roman general: member of the first triumvirate. /ˈkræsəs/ noun 1. Marcus Licinius (ˈmɑːkəs lɪˈsɪnɪəs). ?115–53 bc, Roman general; member of the first triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey
1. a combining form meaning “ruler,” “member of a ruling body,” “advocate of a particular form of rule,” used in the formation of compound words: autocrat; technocrat. combining form 1. indicating a person who takes part in or is a member of a form of government or class: democrat, technocrat See also -cracy