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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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