1. [ adjective ] (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition
Synonyms: rude natural

"natural yogurt" "natural produce" "raw wool" "raw sugar" "bales of rude cotton"

Related terms: unprocessed
2. [ adjective ] having the surface exposed and painful

"a raw wound"

Related terms: injured
3. [ adjective ] devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure
Synonyms: naked

"naked ambition" "raw fury" "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

Related terms: overt
4. [ adjective ] not processed or subjected to analysis
Synonyms: crude

"raw data" "the raw cost of production" "only the crude vital statistics"

Related terms: unanalyzed
5. [ adjective ] brutally unfair or harsh

"received raw treatment from his friends" "a raw deal"

Related terms: unfair
6. [ adjective ] not processed or refined

"raw sewage"

Related terms: untreated
7. [ adjective ] (food) not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
Related terms: cooked rare untoasted half-baked uncooked half-baked
8. [ adjective ] unpleasantly cold and damp
Synonyms: cutting bleak

"bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

Related terms: cold
9. [ adjective ] inflamed and painful
Synonyms: sore

"his throat was raw" "had a sore throat"

Related terms: unhealthy
10. [ adjective ] lacking training or experience
Synonyms: new green wet_behind_the_ears

"the new men were eager to fight" "raw recruits" "he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"

Related terms: inexperienced
11. [ adjective ] untempered and unrefined

"raw talent" "raw beauty"

Related terms: unpolished
12. [ adjective ] used of wood and furniture
Synonyms: unsanded

"raw wood"

Related terms: unfinished
13. [ adjective ] (used informally) completely unclothed
Synonyms: bare-ass in_the_altogether in_the_buff in_the_raw peeled naked_as_a_jaybird stark_naked bare-assed
Related terms: colloquialism unclothed
14. [ noun ] (clothing) informal terms for nakedness
Synonyms: buff birthday_suit altogether

"in the raw" "in the altogether" "in his birthday suit"

Related terms: nakedness
Similar spelling:   Rawe