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Adjective
Roughly
“The rough concrete and uneven brick of the existing envelope contrast with smooth dividers displaying works of art.”
Adjective
Marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements
“Down the hall, a noise of rough laughter and shouting could be heard.”
Adjective
Lacking sophistication or refinement
“Ultimately this scheme has to do with the architects' pleasure in materials and light, and in juxtaposition of the rough and refined.”
Adjective
Not fully worked out or including every detail
“Now that I was getting somewhere, I took out another piece of paper to write my rough draft on.”
Adjective
Approximate
“A rough measure of self-citation may be found in the links to other, affiliated sites.”
Adjective
Unwell
“The altitude had hit her and she was feeling rough.”
Adjective
Marked by wet and windy conditions
“The weather was really rough.”
Adjective
Difficult and unpleasant or unfair
“If we rely on such counsel, if enhancing the national welfare depends on such, we are in for a rough time.”
Adjective
Not finished tidily or decoratively; plain and basic
“An inventory of the National Gallery's furniture in 1856 lists only seven and a half dozen oak chairs and one rough deal table.”
Adjective
Harsh and threatening in manner or appearance
“… the rough faces of hardened criminals who had spent most of their lives behind bars.”
Adjective
“The terrier's coat is rough and thick.”
Adjective
“The tree has a rough, purplish-brown bark.”
Adjective
“The cream brings immediate relief to rough skin.”
Adjective
“After a short pause, he heard the door open, followed by his uncle's rough voice before the latter finally appeared in his line of vision.”
Adjective
“Good weight of fruit and a vaguely rough tannins lead to an unsurprising warm alcoholic finish.”
Adjective
“Rugby's a rough game.”
Adjective
“A robust machine, able to withstand rough handling.”
Adjective
“I finally spotted her alone, outside on the veranda, looking at the rough ocean.”
Adjective
Harsh or sharp
“You were a bit rough on her.”
Noun
A disreputable and violent person
“Two teams of roughs, clothed in only their union-suits, attempt to wrest the boar-skin from each other's possession.”
Noun
A sketch or preliminary piece of artwork
“I did a rough to work out the scale of the lettering.”
Verb
Make uneven
“The middle of the album is largely filled with the former, leaving the latter to rough up the record's edges.”
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