Bawdy vs Coarse - What's the difference?
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.
(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.
* bawdy house
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
* 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.
* (of inferior quality ): thick, rough, sharp, hard
* (not refined ): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass
* (of inferior quality ): fine