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Definitions of rough:
  • noun:   the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb:   prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • adjective:   not perfected
    Example: "A rough draft"
  • adjective:   (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
    Example: "She was a diamond in the rough"
  • adjective:   having or caused by an irregular surface
    Example: "Trees with rough bark"
  • adjective:   of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  • adjective:   unpleasantly stern
    Example: "The nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  • adjective:   not carefully or expertly made
    Example: "Rough carpentry"
  • adjective:   ready and able to resort to force or violence
    Example: "They were rough and determined fighting men"
  • adjective:   not shaped by cutting or trimming
    Example: "Rough gemstones"
  • adjective:   full of hardship or trials
    Example: "They were having a rough time"
  • adjective:   violently agitated and turbulent
    Example: "Rough weather"
  • adjective:   not quite exact or correct
    Example: "A rough guess"
  • adjective:   unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • adverb:   with rough motion as over a rough surface
    Example: "Ride rough"
  • adverb:   with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
    Example: "He was pushed roughly aside"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #22674)

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See rough used in context: 100 poetry verses, 61 Shakespeare works, 1 quotation, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, 7 Bible passages, 177 definitions

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