Coarse vs Unrefined - What's the difference?

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Coarse is a related term of unrefined.


As adjectives the difference between coarse and unrefined

is that coarse is composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture while unrefined is crude, raw or unprocessed.

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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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    unrefined

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • crude, raw or unprocessed
  • (of a person) lacking refinement; uncouth
  • Synonyms

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