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rough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rough

Definition
(noun) the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
Definition
(verb) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Synonyms : rough in , rough out

Definition
(adj) having or caused by an irregular surface
Synonyms : unsmooth
Example Sentence
  • trees with rough bark
  • rough ground
  • rough skin
  • rough blankets
  • his unsmooth face

Definition
(adj) (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
Example Sentence
  • she was a diamond in the rough
  • rough manners

Definition
(adj) not quite exact or correct
Synonyms : approximate , approximative
Example Sentence
  • the approximate time was 10 o'clock
  • a rough guess
  • a ballpark estimate

Definition
(adj) full of hardship or trials
Synonyms : rocky
Example Sentence
  • the rocky road to success
  • they were having a rough time

Definition
(adj) violently agitated and turbulent
Synonyms : boisterous , fierce
Example Sentence
  • boisterous winds and waves
  • the fierce thunders roar me their music
  • rough weather
  • rough seas

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
Synonyms : grating , gravelly , rasping , raspy , scratchy
Example Sentence
  • a gravelly voice

Definition
(adj) ready and able to resort to force or violence
Synonyms : pugnacious
Example Sentence
  • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance
  • they were rough and determined fighting men

Definition
(adj) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
Definition
(adj) causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
Synonyms : bumpy , jolting , jolty , jumpy , rocky
Example Sentence
  • a rough ride

Definition
(adj) not shaped by cutting or trimming
Synonyms : uncut
Example Sentence
  • an uncut diamond
  • rough gemstones

Definition
(adj) not carefully or expertly made
Synonyms : crude
Example Sentence
  • managed to make a crude splint
  • a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
  • rough carpentry

Definition
(adj) not perfected
Example Sentence
  • a rough draft
  • a few rough sketches

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly stern
Synonyms : harsh
Example Sentence
  • wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
  • the nomad life is rough and hazardous

Definition
(adj) unkind or cruel or uncivil
Synonyms : harsh
Example Sentence
  • had harsh words
  • a harsh and unlovable old tyrant
  • a rough answer

Definition
(adv) with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
Synonyms : roughly
Example Sentence
  • he was pushed roughly aside
  • they treated him rough

Definition
(adv) with rough motion as over a rough surface
Synonyms : roughly
Example Sentence
  • ride rough

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