1 uncooked, unprepared, fresh:
Many vegetables can be eaten raw.
2 unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, unfinished, natural, crude:
The raw sugar is shipped to the plant where it is refined. The raw statistics revealed that many women had refused to respond to the questionnaire
3 new, inexperienced, unseasoned, immature, green, untried, fresh, untrained, unskilled, untested:
They sent us raw recruits who had never seen battle.
4 exposed, unprotected, uncovered, open; sore, tender, inflamed, painful, sensitive:
When he mentioned her name, it was as if he had touched a raw nerve
5 chill, chilly, chilling, cold, damp, frigid, freezing, biting, stinging, nippy, nipping, sharp, keen, piercing, penetrating:
You should wrap up warmly if you're going out in that raw wind.
6 brutal, frank, candid, blunt, direct, unvarnished, unmollified, unembellished, realistic, honest, plain, unreserved, unrestrained, uninhibited, bluff, straightforward:
The producer felt that no domestic audience could stomach a raw depiction of the horrors of war.
7 in the raw. naked, stark naked, undressed, unclothed, nude, in the nude, Brit starkers, Colloq in the buff, in the altogether, in one's birthday suit:
For punishment, they made us stand outside, in the freezing cold, in the raw.