Synonyms of raw in English:

raw


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See UK English definition of raw

See Spanish definition of crudo

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, Baltic
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
    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