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Rough meaning

rough - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; " she was a diamond in the rough"; " rough manners"
  2. 2. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  3. 3. with roughness or violence (` rough' is an informal variant for ` roughly'); " he was pushed roughly aside"; " they treated him rough"
  4. 4. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
  5. 5. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
  6. 6. Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
  7. 7. Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
  8. 8. Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
  9. 9. Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day.
  10. 10. Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
  11. 11. Produced offhand.
  12. 12. Boisterous weather.
  13. 13. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
  14. 14. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
  15. 15. To render rough; to roughen.
  16. 16. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
  17. 17. Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; - said of a piece of land, or of a road.
  18. 18. Not polished; uncut; - said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
  19. 19. Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; - said of a sea or other piece of water.
  20. 20. Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
  21. 21. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
  22. 22. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
  23. 23. Not smooth; shaggy; uncut; unfinished; violent; harsh; coarse; rude; severe.

rough - examples of usage

  1. There were rough men singing in the public- house round the corner. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He thought: " It is a bit rough- it is rather hard, rather cruel on me, all said and done. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. But we're supposed to rough it- to lead the simple life- what? - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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