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Meaning of ROUGH

Pronunciation:  ruf

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  1. [n]  the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  2. [adv]  with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"
  3. [adv]  with roughness or violence; "he was pushed roughly aside"; (`rough' is informal as in"they treated him rough")
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  6. [adj]  violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  7. [adj]  not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
  8. [adj]  full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
  9. [adj]  not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  10. [adj]  unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  11. [adj]  not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
  12. [adj]  (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
  13. [adj]  not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
  14. [adj]  having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "a rough ride"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"; "unsmooth writing"
  15. [adj]  (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  16. [v]  prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  17. [v]  draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"

ROUGH is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abrasive, aggressive, alligatored, angulate, approximate, approximative, ballpark, barky, bidentate, biserrate, boisterous, bouldered, bouldery, broken, bullate, bumpy, cacophonic, cacophonous, chapped, ciliate, ciliated, corded, corduroy(a), costate, cracked, cragged, craggy, crenate, crenated, crenulate, crenulated, crispate, crude, crushed, dentate, denticulate, difficult, draft, emarginate, erose, fierce, fimbriate, fringed, grating, gravel, gravelly, hard, harsh, hilly, homespun(p), imbricate, imbricated, inexact, jagged, jaggy, jarring, jolting, jolty, lacerate, laciniate, lepidote, leprose, lined, log(a), mountainous, notched, nubbly, nubby, outline, pectinate, pique, pocked, pockmarked, potholed, puckered, pugnacious, rasping, raspy, ribbed, rimose, rocky, rough in, rough out, roughened, roughish, roughly, rough-textured, rugged, rugose, runcinate, sandpapery, saw-toothed, scabby, scabrous, scalloped, scaly, scratchy, scurfy, seamed, serrate, serrated, serrulate, shagged, shaggy, slubbed, spinose, squamulose, stony, stormy, textured, toothed, tweedy, twill, twilled, uncut, unpleasant, unpolished, unrefined, unsheared, unskilled, unsmooth, verrucose, wartlike, warty
 Antonyms: cut, smooth
 See Also: coarse, compose, compound, golf course, golf links, indite, irregular, land site, links, nonslippery, pen, prepare, simple, site, uneven, unironed, unsubdivided, wrinkled, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rough\, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE.
    rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug,
    D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas
    wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.]
    1. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the
       surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough
       stone; rough cloth. Specifically:
       (a) Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of
           a piece of land, or of a road. ``Rough, uneven ways.''
       (b) Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough
       (c) Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or
           other piece of water.
                 More unequal than the roughest sea. --T. Burnet.
       (d) Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; --
           said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough
           coat. ``A visage rough.'' --Dryden. ``Roughsatyrs.''
    2. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or
       polish. Specifically:
       (a) Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a
           rough temper.
                 A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough. --Shak.
                 A surly boatman, rough as wayes or winds.
       (b) Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough
           measures or actions.
                 On the rough edge of battle.      --Milton.
                 A quicker and rougher remedy.     --Clarendon.
                 Kind words prevent a good deal of that
                 perverseness which rough and imperious usage
                 often produces.                   --Locke.
       (c) Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating;
           -- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough
           tone; rough numbers. --Pope.
       (d) Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
       (e) Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a
           rough day.
                 He stayeth his rough wind.        --Isa. xxvii.
                 Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
       (f) Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish;
           incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
    {Rough diamond}, an uncut diamond; hence, colloquially, a
       person of intrinsic worth under a rude exterior.
    {Rough and ready}.
       (a) Acting with offhand promptness and efficiency. ``The
           rough and ready understanding.'' --Lowell.
       (b) Produced offhand. ``Some rough and ready theory.''
  2. \Rough\, n.
    1. Boisterous weather. [Obs.] --Fletcher.
    2. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
    {In the rough}, in an unwrought or rude condition;
       unpolished; as, a diamond or a sketch in the rough.
             Contemplating the people in the rough. --Mrs.
  3. \Rough\, adv.
    In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
          Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in
          their boats.                             --Sir W.
  4. \Rough\, v. t.
    1. To render rough; to roughen.
    2. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
    3. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as,
       to rough out a carving, a sketch.
    {Roughing rolls}, rolls for reducing, in a rough manner, a
       bloom of iron to bars.
    {To rough it}, to endure hard conditions of living; to live
       without ordinary comforts.