Inelegant vs Raw - What's the difference?

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Inelegant is a related term of raw.


As an adjective inelegant

is inelegant (not elegant).

As an abbreviation raw is

(games) the rules as written: the actual rules appearing in the rulebook, as opposed to house rules, or as opposed to the rules that might have been intended (in the event of a mistake in the rulebook).

inelegant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not elegant; not exhibiting neatness, refinement, or precision.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 19 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Ukraine , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=There was still time amid the drama for Ashley Cole to almost mark his 97th cap with a goal but the erratic Pyatov made a fine recovery save after another inelegant attempt to deal with a cross.}}

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    raw

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of food: not cooked.
  • Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed.
  • Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw . Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’}}
  • New or inexperienced.
  • Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated.
  • Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis.
  • * 2010 , "Under the volcano", (The Economist), 16 Oct 2010:
  • What makes Mexico worrying is not just the raw numbers but the power of the cartels over society.
  • Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold.
  • a raw wind
  • * Shakespeare
  • a raw and gusty day
  • (obsolete) Not covered; bare; bald.
  • * Spenser
  • with scull all raw

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    Adverb

    (head)
  • (slang) Without a condom.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
  • * 1800 , Louisiana Sugar Planters' Association, Lousiana Sugar Chemists' Association, American Cane Growers' Association, The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer , Volume 22, page 287,
  • With the recent advance in London yellow crystals, however, the disproportion of the relative value of these two kinds has been considerably reduced, and a better demand for crystallized raws should consequently occur.
  • * 1921 , , The Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry , Volume 13, Part 1, page 149,
  • Early in the year the raws were melted to about 20 Brix in order to facilitate filtration.
  • * 1939 , The Commercial and Financial Chronicle , Volume 148, Part 2, page 2924,
  • The world sugar contract closed 1 to 3 points net higher, with sales of only 36 lots. London raws sold at 8s. 4½d., and futures there were unchanged to 3d. higher.

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