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    roughness

    roughness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word roughness

    Definition
    (noun) a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
    Synonyms : raggedness
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    Synonyms : harshness
    Definition
    (noun) an unpolished unrefined quality
    Synonyms : crudeness
    Example Sentence
    • the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her
    Definition
    (noun) used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
    Synonyms : choppiness , rough water
    Definition
    (noun) rowdy behavior Definition
    (noun) the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
    Synonyms : indentation , pitting
    Definition
    (noun) harsh or severe speech or behavior
    Example Sentence
    • men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity
    • the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet
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