Definition of rawness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɔːnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɔːnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being powerful and natural and not controlled or trained She brings great emotional rawness to a number of old-time gospel hymns.
  2. 2the fact of being red and painful because the skin has been damaged Rub the cream under the nose to soothe rawness.
  3. 3the quality of being honest, direct and sometimes shocking I liked the rawness of punk music and its political edge.