Synonyms for roughness

Synonyms for (noun) roughness

Synonyms: roughness

Definition: harsh or severe speech or behavior

Usage: men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity; the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet

Similar words: intensification

Definition: action that makes something stronger or more extreme


Synonyms: crudeness, roughness

Definition: an unpolished unrefined quality

Usage: the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her

Similar words: inelegance

Definition: the quality of lacking refinement and good taste


Synonyms: roughness, raggedness

Definition: a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

Similar words: texture

Definition: the feel of a surface or a fabric

Usage: the wall had a smooth texture


Synonyms: harshness, roughness

Definition: the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

Similar words: unpleasantness

Definition: the quality of giving displeasure

Usage: the recent unpleasantness of the weather


Synonyms: pitting, roughness, indentation

Definition: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

Similar words: erosion, corroding, corrosion

Definition: erosion by chemical action


Synonyms: roughness, rowdiness, rowdyism, disorderliness

Definition: rowdy behavior

Similar words: disorder

Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order


Synonyms: rough water, roughness, choppiness

Definition: used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

Similar words: storminess

Definition: the state of being stormy

Usage: he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter