Synonyms of raw in English:

raw


See definition of raw

adjective

1‘a piece of raw carrot’

SYNONYMS
uncooked, fresh
underdone
ANTONYMS

cooked

2‘the cost of raw materials is likely to rise’

SYNONYMS
unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, crude, natural, unmilled, unprepared, unfinished
green
ANTONYMS

refined, processed

3‘a group of raw recruits’

SYNONYMS
inexperienced, new, lacking experience, untrained, unskilled, unpractised, untried, untested, unseasoned, untutored, unschooled
callow, immature, green, ignorant, naive, unsophisticated
informal wet behind the ears
ANTONYMS

experienced, skilled

4‘his skin was raw in places’

SYNONYMS
sore, red, inflamed, painful, sensitive, tender
abraded, chafed, skinned, open, exposed, unhealed, bloody
technical excoriated

5‘it was a raw morning with a bitter east wind’

SYNONYMS
bleak, cold, chilly, chilling, chill, freezing, icy, icy-cold, wintry, bitter, biting, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, damp, wet
informal nippy
British informal parky
ANTONYMS

warm, balmy

6‘the raw emotions depicted in such stories’

SYNONYMS
strong, intense, passionate, fervent, vehement, powerful, violent, acute
undisguised, unconcealed, unrestrained, uninhibited

7‘raw, contemporary images of Latin America’

SYNONYMS
realistic, true to life, unembellished, unvarnished, gritty, naked, bare, brutal, harsh
frank, candid, honest, forthright, straightforward, direct, blunt, outspoken
informal warts and all
ANTONYMS

unrealistic, idealized

8‘raw but authentic artistic power’

SYNONYMS
unsophisticated, crude, rough, unpolished, unrefined, undeveloped

Phrases

    in the raw

    ‘I slept in the raw’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    naked, nude, bare, in the nude, stark naked, with nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, in a state of nature, disrobed, unclad, undraped, exposed

    au naturel

    informal

    without a stitch on, in one's birthday suit, in the altogether, in the buff, as naked as the day one was born, in the nuddy, mother naked

    British informal

    starkers

    Scottish informal

    in the scud, scuddy

    North American informal

    bare-assed, buck naked

    Australian informal

    bollocky

    British vulgar slang

    bollock-naked

    ANTONYMS

    clothed, dressed