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adjective raw pronunciation in American English //
  1. 2
    basic and natural, and not developed or made more pleasant or satisfactory

    Their music is still raw and unpretentious.

    He gives a raw account of life in the camps.

    1. a.
      a raw emotion or quality is strong and natural, but not controlled or developed

      Her performance was filled with raw emotion.

      There’s a lot of raw talent here.

      raw anger/bitterness/excitement

  2. 5
    if your skin is raw, it is very sore

    His face was raw from the cold.

    red and raw (=red and sore):

    I scrubbed my hands until they were red and raw.

  3. 6
    raw weather is cold and unpleasant

    A raw March wind was blowing.

    The afternoon was chilly and raw.

  4. 7
    American informal containing sexual language or detailed descriptions of sex

    Her humor was a little too raw for my taste.


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noun [uncountable]

The rawness in the air suggested snow.

There was a rawness and honesty in the children’s paintings.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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