Synonyms for rough

Synonyms for (noun) rough

Synonyms: rough

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

Similar words: site, land site

Definition: the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

Usage: a good site for the school

Synonyms for (verb) rough

Synonyms: rough, rough in, rough out

Definition: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

Similar words: prepare

Definition: to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

Usage: prepare a report; prepare a speech

Synonyms for (adjective) rough

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: aggressive

Definition: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

Usage: an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions; aggressive drivers


Synonyms: grating, gravelly, rough, scratchy, rasping, raspy

Definition: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Usage: a gravelly voice

Similar words: cacophonic, cacophonous

Definition: having an unpleasant sound

Usage: as cacophonous as a henyard- John McCarten


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: stormy

Definition: (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

Usage: a stormy day; wide and stormy seas


Synonyms: rough, uncut

Definition: not shaped by cutting or trimming

Usage: an uncut diamond; rough gemstones

Similar words: unsheared

Definition: (used especially of fur or wool) not having been sheared

Usage: unsheared beaver


Synonyms: rough, rocky

Definition: full of hardship or trials

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

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: rough, approximate, approximative

Definition: not quite exact or correct

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

Similar words: inexact

Definition: not exact


Synonyms: harsh, rough

Definition: unkind or cruel or uncivil

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

Similar words: unkind

Definition: lacking kindness

Usage: a thoughtless and unkind remark; the unkindest cut of all


Synonyms: harsh, rough

Definition: unpleasantly stern

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

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors


Synonyms: rough

Definition: not perfected

Usage: a rough draft; a few rough sketches

Similar words: unpolished

Definition: not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing

Usage: dull unpolished shoes


Synonyms: rough

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

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

Similar words: unrefined

Definition: (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

Usage: how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unskilled

Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

Usage: unskilled in the art of rhetoric; an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber; unskilled labor; workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities; unskilled workmanship


Synonyms: unsmooth, rough

Definition: having or caused by an irregular surface

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

Similar words: scratchy, abrasive

Definition: causing abrasion


Similar words: alligatored, cracked

Definition: of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide


Similar words: barky

Definition: resembling the rough bark of a tree

Usage: the rattlesnake's barky scales


Similar words: broken, rugged

Definition: topographically very uneven

Usage: broken terrain; rugged ground


Similar words: bullate

Definition: of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered


Similar words: bumpy

Definition: covered with or full of bumps

Usage: a bumpy country road


Similar words: chapped, roughened, cracked

Definition: used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure

Usage: chapped lips


Similar words: corded, twilled

Definition: of textiles; having parallel raised lines


Similar words: costate, ribbed

Definition: (of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture


Similar words: hilly, mountainous, cragged, craggy

Definition: having hills and crags

Usage: hilly terrain


Similar words: crushed

Definition: treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance

Usage: crushed velvet


Similar words: homespun, tweedy, nubbly, nubby, slubbed

Definition: of textiles; having a rough surface

Usage: a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns


Similar words: imbricate, imbricated

Definition: used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles


Similar words: scabrous, scaly, scurfy, lepidote, leprose

Definition: rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf


Similar words: squamulose

Definition: covered with tiny scales


Similar words: seamed, lined

Definition: (used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams

Usage: their lined faces were immeasurably sad; a seamed face


Similar words: pocked, pockmarked, potholed

Definition: used of paved surfaces having holes or pits


Similar words: rock-ribbed, rockbound

Definition: abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps

Usage: the rock-ribbed coast of Maine


Similar words: rocky, stony, bouldered, bouldery

Definition: abounding in rocks or stones

Usage: rocky fields; stony ground; bouldery beaches


Similar words: shingly, gravelly, pebbly

Definition: abounding in small stones

Usage: landed at a shingly little beach


Similar words: roughish

Definition: somewhat rough


Similar words: rugose

Definition: of leaves; ridged or wrinkled


Similar words: sandpapery

Definition: having the abrasive texture of sandpaper


Similar words: saw-like

Definition: having rough edges that can be used for sawing


Similar words: scabby

Definition: covered with scabs


Similar words: shagged, shaggy

Definition: having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags

Usage: junipers with shagged trunks; shaggy rugs


Similar words: rough-textured, coarse-textured, textured

Definition: having surface roughness

Usage: a textured wall of stucco; a rough-textured tweed


Similar words: verrucose, wartlike, warty

Definition: (of skin) covered with warts or projections that resemble warts


Synonyms: rough

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

Similar words: bidentate

Definition: having toothlike projections that are themselves toothed


Similar words: biserrate

Definition: having saw-like notches with the notches themselves similarly notched


Similar words: ciliate, ciliated

Definition: having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections


Similar words: scalloped, crenate, crenated

Definition: having a margin with rounded scallops


Similar words: crenulate, crenulated

Definition: having a margin with small rounded teeth

Usage: a crenulate leaf


Similar words: crispate

Definition: wavy or notched and curled very irregularly


Similar words: dentate

Definition: having toothlike projections in the margin


Similar words: denticulate

Definition: having a very finely toothed margin


Similar words: emarginate

Definition: having a notched tip


Similar words: erose, toothed, notched, jagged, jaggy

Definition: having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed


Similar words: fimbriate

Definition: having a fringe of slender processes


Similar words: fringed, laciniate

Definition: having edges irregularly and finely slashed

Usage: a laciniate leaf


Similar words: lacerate, lacerated

Definition: irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn

Usage: lacerate leaves


Similar words: pectinate

Definition: like a comb


Similar words: rimose

Definition: having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices

Usage: a tree with rimose bark


Similar words: runcinate

Definition: having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves


Similar words: saw-toothed, serrate, serrated, toothed, notched

Definition: notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex


Similar words: serrulate

Definition: minutely serrated


Similar words: spinose

Definition: having spines