Bawdy vs Coarse - What's the difference?

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Bawdy is a synonym of coarse.


As adjectives the difference between bawdy and coarse

is that bawdy is (obsolete) soiled, dirty while coarse is composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

bawdy

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (obsolete) Soiled, dirty.
  • *:
  • *:whanne he had ouertaken the damoysel / anone she sayd what dost thow here / thou stynkest al of the kechyn / thy clothes ben bawdy of the greece and talowe that thou gaynest in kyng Arthurs kechyn
  • Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
  • (of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
  • Derived terms

    * bawdily * bawdiness * bawdy house

    References

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    coarse

    English

    (wikipedia coarse)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  • Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
  • coarse manners
    coarse language

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "coarse" is often applied: language, particle, grain, graining, sand, powder, gravel, grit, salt, gold, thread, hair, cloth, grid, aggregate, texture, grass, fish, angling, fishing.

    Synonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): thick, rough, sharp, hard * (not refined ): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass

    Antonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): fine

    Derived terms

    * coarsely * coarsen * coarseness

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