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
* (colloquial) ruff
Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
Approximate; hasty or careless; not finished.
- The rock was one of those tremendously solid brown, or rather black, rocks which emerge from the sand like something primitive. Rough with crinkled limpet shells and sparsely strewn with locks of dry seaweed, a small boy has to stretch his legs far apart, and indeed to feel rather heroic, before he gets to the top.
- a rough''' estimate; a '''rough sketch of a building
- The sea was rough .
- Being a teenager nowadays can be rough .
Violent; not careful or subtle
- His manners are a bit rough , but he means well.
Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating.
- This box has been through some rough handling.
- a rough''' tone; a '''rough voice
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
- (Alexander Pope)
- a rough diamond
- rough wine
The unmowed part of a golf course.
A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
(cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
The raw material from which faceted or cabochon gems are created.
A quick sketch, similar to a thumbnail, but larger and more detailed. Meant for artistic brainstorming and a vital step in the design process.
(obsolete) Boisterous weather.
To create in an approximate form.
To physically assault someone in retribution.
- Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
(ice hockey) To commit the offense of roughing, i.e. to punch another player.
To render rough; to roughen.
To break in (a horse, etc.), especially for military purposes.
- The gangsters roughed him up a little.
In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in their boats.
* bit of rough
* diamond in the rough
* rough and ready
* rough in
* rough out
* rough up