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coarse

adjective

1 coarse

Of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles:
— Coarse meal.
— Coarse sand.
— A coarse weave.

synonym: harsh.

Roget 410: creaking etc. v.; stridulous, harsh, coarse, hoarse, horrisonous, rough, gruff, grum, sepulchral, hollow.    sharp, ... show more

Roget 961: impure; unclean etc. (dirty) 653; not to be mentioned to ears polite; immodest, shameless; indecorous, indelicate, indecent; Fescennine; loose, ... show more

Roget 653: dirty, filthy, grimy; unclean, impure; soiled etc. v.; not to be handled with kid gloves; dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, ... show more

Roget 329: structural, organic; anatomic, anatomical.    textural, textile; fine grained, coarse grained; fine, delicate, subtile, gossamery, filmy, silky, ... show more

Roget 674: unprepared etc. (prepare); &c.; 673; without preparation etc. 673; incomplete etc. 53; rudimental, embryonic, ... show more



2 coarse

Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste:
— He had coarse manners but a first-rate mind.

synonyms: common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar.

Roget 851: in bad taste vulgar, unrefined.    coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross; unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable; contra bonos mores [Lat.]; ungraceful etc. (ugly) 846.    ... show more

Polish: pospolity, prostacki, gminny

3 coarse

Of low or inferior quality or value:
— Of what coarse metal ye are molded.

synonym: common.


Moby thesaurus: Adamic, Circean, Doric, Mickey Mouse, acerb, acerbic, acrid, amaroidal, animal, animalistic, arrested, astringent, backward, barbaric, barbarous, base, bawdy, beastlike, beastly, bestial ... show more.

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