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Meaning of ROUGHNESS

Pronunciation:  r'ufnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
  2. [n]  a texture that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
  3. [n]  harsh or rough to the ear
  4. [n]  the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  5. [n]  rowdy behavior
  6. [n]  used of the sea
 

ROUGHNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: choppiness, crudeness, disorderliness, indentation, pitting, rough water, rowdiness, rowdyism
 
 Antonyms: smoothness
 
 See Also: abrasiveness, bumpiness, burl, coarseness, corroding, corrosion, disorder, erosion, graininess, granularity, gruffness, harshness, hoarseness, huskiness, inelegance, knot, nubbiness, quality, scratchiness, shagginess, slub, storminess, texture, timber, timbre, tone, tweediness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rough"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being rough.

 

 

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