What is the definition of rough?

Definitions for rough

  • adjective - ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"
  • adjective - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  • adjective - violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  • adverb - with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"
  • adverb - with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
  • adjective - not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
  • adjective - full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
  • adjective - not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  • adjective - unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer"
  • verb - prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • adjective - unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  • adjective - not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
  • adjective - (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
  • adjective - not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
  • adjective - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
  • adjective - causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"
  • adjective - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  • noun - the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • Pronounciation of rough

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    Synonyms for rough

    fierce approximate jolty rasping approximative crude jolting pugnacious raspy uncut harsh unsmooth jumpy grating scratchy boisterous rocky bumpy gravelly roughly rough out rough in

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    Holonyms for rough

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    Hypernyms for rough

    site land site prepare

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    Sounds like rough

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