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Adjective
Of or containing pebbles
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“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
“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
“I grew up in a rough neighborhood where I had to learn to fend for myself.”
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(of noise) Marked by turmoil or disturbance
Rough laughter and boisterous shouting could be heard from within the tavern.”
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(of a voice) Harsh and rasping
“The escaped convict scowled at Pip in a rough voice, demanding that the boy bring him some food.”
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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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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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Involving physical conflict, or having a propensity to use physical force
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Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control
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Shabby or scruffy in appearance
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Not thorough or detailed
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Disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains
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(of skin) Dry and flaking
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Defective in some way
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Built cheaply and shoddily
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Designed for low-income consumers
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Cross-country
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Nobbly or projecting
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Of low social, administrative, or political rank
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Barren and devoid of inhabitants
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Having or displaying ill will
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Inedible
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Having chunks or lumps
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Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
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Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms
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Causing great public interest and excitement
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Extremely offensive and insulting
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Showing rage
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Lacking in order or neatness
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Acting or done with excessive, sudden or chaotic speed
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(of a person) Being strong and healthy
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Difficult to please
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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
“I have come up with a rough to determine the scale required for the lettering.”
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A rough, bad-mannered, or generally reprehensible person
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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