Definitions for rough

Definitions for (noun) rough

Main entry: rough

Definition: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

Definitions for (verb) rough

Main entry: rough, rough in, rough out

Definition: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

Definitions for (adj) rough

Main entry: pugnacious, rough

Definition: ready and able to resort to force or violence

Usage: pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance- Herman Melville; they were rough and determined fighting men

Main entry: grating, gravelly, rough, scratchy, rasping, raspy

Definition: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Usage: a gravelly voice

Main entry: boisterous, fierce, rough

Definition: violently agitated and turbulent

Usage: boisterous winds and waves; the fierce thunders roar me their music- Ezra Pound; rough weather; rough seas

Main entry: rough, uncut

Definition: not shaped by cutting or trimming

Usage: an uncut diamond; rough gemstones

Main entry: rough, rocky

Definition: full of hardship or trials

Usage: the rocky road to success; they were having a rough time

Main entry: rough, approximate, approximative

Definition: not quite exact or correct

Usage: the approximate time was 10 o'clock; a rough guess; a ballpark estimate

Main entry: harsh, rough

Definition: unkind or cruel or uncivil

Usage: had harsh words; a harsh and unlovable old tyrant; a rough answer

Main entry: harsh, rough

Definition: unpleasantly stern

Usage: wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus; the nomad life is rough and hazardous

Main entry: rough

Definition: not perfected

Usage: a rough draft; a few rough sketches

Main entry: rough

Definition: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse

Usage: she was a diamond in the rough; rough manners

Main entry: crude, rough

Definition: not carefully or expertly made

Usage: managed to make a crude splint; a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them; rough carpentry

Main entry: unsmooth, rough

Definition: having or caused by an irregular surface

Usage: trees with rough bark; rough ground; rough skin; rough blankets; his unsmooth face

Main entry: rough, jolting, jolty, jumpy, bumpy, rocky

Definition: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

Usage: a rough ride

Main entry: rough

Definition: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

Definitions for (adv) rough

Main entry: rough, roughly

Definition: with rough motion as over a rough surface

Usage: ride rough

Main entry: rough, roughly

Definition: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')

Usage: he was pushed roughly aside; they treated him rough

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