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rough

noun

1 rough

The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short.

Roget 949: bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity; evildoer etc. 913; sinner; the wicked etc. 945; bad example.    villain, rascal, ... show more

Roget 887: blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, roisterer, brawler; fanfaron; braggart etc. (boaster) 884; bully, terrorist, rough; ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 913: evil doer, evil worker; wrongdoer etc. 949; mischief-maker, marplot; oppressor, tyrant; destroyer, Vandal; iconoclast.    firebrand, incendiary, ... show more

Roget 876: commonalty, democracy; obscurity; low condition, low life, low society, low company; bourgeoisie; mass of the people, mass of society; Brown Jones and Robinson; lower classes, humbler classes, ... show more



verb

1 rough

Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form.

synonyms: rough in, rough out.

adjective

1 rough

Having or caused by an irregular surface:
— Trees with rough bark.
— Rough ground.
— Rough skin.
— Rough blankets.

synonym: unsmooth.

Roget 256: rough, uneven, scabrous, scaly, knotted; rugged, rugose, rugous; knurly; asperous, crisp, salebrous, gnarled, unpolished, ... show more

Roget 16a: diversified varied, irregular, uneven, rough etc. 256; multifarious; multiform etc. 81; of various kinds; all manner of, all sorts of, all kinds of.    ... show more

Roget 392: pungent, strong; high-, full-flavored; high-tasted, high-seasoned; gamy, sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy; biting, mordant; ... show more

Roget 241: shapeless, amorphous, formless; unformed, unhewn, unfashioned, unshaped, unshapen; rough, rude, Gothic, barbarous, rugged.   

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

Roget 395: unsavory, unpalatable, unsweetened, unsweet; ill-flavored; bitter, bitter as gall; acrid, acrimonious; rough.    offensive, repulsive, nasty; ... show more

Roget 397: sour; acid, acidulous, acidulated; tart, crabbed; acetous, acetose; acerb, acetic; sour as vinegar, sourish, acescent, subacid [Chem]; ... show more

Roget 581: aphonous, dumb, mute; deafmute, deaf and dumb; mum; tongue-tied; breathless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless; mute as a fish, ... show more

Roget 846: ugly, ugly as sin, ugly as a toad, ugly as a scarecrow, ugly as a dead monkey; plain, bald (unadorned) 849; homely; ordinary, unornamental, inartistic; unsightly, ... show more

Polish: szorstki

2 rough

of persons or behavior Lacking refinement or finesse.

3 rough

Not quite exact or correct:
— A rough guess.

synonyms: approximate, approximative.

4 rough

Full of hardship or trials:
— They were having a rough time.

synonym: rocky.

5 rough

Violently agitated and turbulent:
— Rough weather.
— Rough seas.

synonyms: boisterous, fierce.

Roget 173: violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, ... show more

6 rough

Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound.

synonyms: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, scratchy.

7 rough

Ready and able to resort to force or violence:
— They were rough and determined fighting men.

synonym: pugnacious.

8 rough

Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped.

9 rough

Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements:
— A rough ride.

synonyms: bumpy, jolting, jolty, jumpy, rocky.

10 rough

Not shaped by cutting or trimming:
— Rough gemstones.

synonym: uncut.

11 rough

Not carefully or expertly made:
— Rough carpentry.

synonym: crude.

12 rough

Not perfected.

13 rough

Unpleasantly stern:
— The nomad life is rough and hazardous.

synonym: harsh.

Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ... show more

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

14 rough

Unkind or cruel or uncivil:
— A rough answer.

synonym: harsh.

adverb

1 rough

With roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'):
— He was pushed roughly aside.
— They treated him rough.

synonym: roughly.

2 rough

With rough motion as over a rough surface:
— Ride rough.

synonym: roughly.


Moby thesaurus: Babbitt, Herculean, Philistine, Spartan, abrupt, abstruse, abuse, acerb, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, aggressive, agitated, amaroidal, approximate, arduous, arrested ... show more.

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