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Adjective
Having an uneven or irregular surface
“It will be difficult to walk on the rough surface with those stilettos.”
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Having a surface or texture that is coarse or bristly
“This breed of terrier has a coat of fur that is rough and thick.”
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(of skin) Not smooth
“This balm will help to moisturize and bring immediate relief to rough skin.”
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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“Arya could almost sense a heart of gold behind Sandor Clegane's rough exterior.”
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Harsh or severe in nature
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“Try not to be too rough on her as she is genuinely trying her best.”
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Difficult or unpleasant in nature
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“The company is going through a rough period as it deals with increasing market competition.”
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Aggressive or violent in nature
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“I grew up in a rough neighborhood where I had to learn to fend for myself.”
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Marked by turmoil, disturbance or violent energy
“A chain of islands and sand bars extending along the mainland protects this shallow area from the rough waters of the Gulf.”
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(of a voice) Gruff, hoarse or raspy
“The escaped convict scowled at Pip in a rough voice, demanding that the boy bring him some food.”
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Discordant or harsh-sounding to the ears
“Why should I leave the soft music of the chamber at the rough blare of the trumpet?”
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Not fully worked out or including every detail
“This is only a rough draft of the report and many details will still need to be fleshed out in due course.”
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Crudely constructed, typically in a hasty or improvised manner
“In the garage, she scavenged wood and pounded together some rough furniture for her dolls.”
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Lacking in skill or refinement
“The rough strokes clearly show that this painting is a forgery.”
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Not precise or exact
“I should be able to provide you with a rough estimate of the costs involved.”
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(of the weather) Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
“The coast guard must be commended for braving the rough weather during the rescue operation.”
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Vigorously disturbed or agitated, especially by the elements
“She stood alone outside on the veranda, looking out towards the rough seas.”
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Not in good health
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“The altitude would hit her and she started feeling a little rough.”
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(of wine or another alcoholic drink) Sharp or harsh in taste
“This wine is a full-bodied, rough blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Merlot.”
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Aggressive or violent in nature or character
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Vague, lacking in detail
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Rather rude in speech or manner
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Shabby or scruffy in appearance
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Consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts
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Making strict requirements
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Immoral in nature or character
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Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
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Having a tough, hard texture like leather
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Indecent or suggestive in nature or quality
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Very bad in quality or standard
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Engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge
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Characterized by abrupt stops and starts
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Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains
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(of skin) Dry and flaking
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Causing heat and irritation
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Designed for low-income consumers
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Cross-country
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Suggestive of immorality or seediness
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Nobbly or projecting
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Of low social rank or status
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Barren and devoid of inhabitants
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Inedible
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Naturally aggressive or hostile
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Lacking in order or neatness
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(of a person) Being strong and healthy
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Having chunks or lumps
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Difficult to please
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Noun
A disreputable and violent person
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“Two teams of roughs, clothed in only their union-suits, would attempt to wrest the boar-skin from each other's possession.”
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A sketch meant for artistic brainstorming
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“I have come up with a rough to determine the scale required for the lettering.”
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A rough or unfinished version of a work
Verb
To make uneven
“He likes to rough up his hair as part of his style.”
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(rough something out) To produce a preliminary and unfinished version of something
“I will rough out the system I am proposing tomorrow to illustrate each of these concepts.”
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To make rough or coarse
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To commit acts of thuggery, or behave in a thuggish manner
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