What is the opposite of delicate?

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Opposite of very fine in texture or structure, especially of intricate workmanship or quality
“The provision of a drainage layer consisting of coarse material allows for the flow of water from the fine-grained material of the subgrade soil to the coarse drainage layer.”
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Opposite of easily broken or damaged
“These fibers have strong elasticity, by which they contract themselves with some force.”
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Opposite of susceptible to illness or adverse conditions
“Generally, we know the benefits of having a healthy body, however, many of us don't know how to sustain it.”
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Opposite of fastidious and hard to please
“An undemanding child, Luke always ate what he was given without fuss.”
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Opposite of requiring sensitive or careful handling
“While all this might seem sensible and uncontroversial, the problem is the motivation behind it.”
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Opposite of tactful and considerate
“If she really had lost her family, that would have been an incredibly insensitive thing to say.”
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(especially of color, sounds, taste, etc.) Opposite of subtle or muted in nature
“Otis's unique contribution was in finding the perfect way to make his bold sounds enhance but never to intrude upon the sounds of the Chicago blues.”
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Opposite of not harsh in nature or effect
Strong rain started to set in and the roads quickly became impassable.”
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Opposite of skillful, deft and finely judged
“He was breaking the dishes left, right, and center with his big clumsy hands.”
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(of, or with, an instrument) Opposite of characterized by high sensitivity and accuracy
“Most of today's nautical charts of the continental shelves are based on this old, highly inaccurate information.”
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Opposite of difficult or tricky to manage or navigate
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Opposite of dangerous or full of peril
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Opposite of extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world
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Opposite of mild or soothing in effect or degree
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Opposite of weak or lacking in physical strength
“We watched a group of strong construction workers convey a large concrete block across the street with relative ease.”
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Opposite of fastidious, especially concerning food
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Opposite of able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
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(of one's senses) Opposite of sensitive or perceptive to changes
“Due to his age, little Gip may have weak eyes, but he still whips his tail into a frenzy when he sees me.”
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Opposite of done or made with care and precision
“Julie drew a rough sketch of the cake that she had planned to bake.”
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Opposite of unusually good or remarkable
“I'm just an ordinary woman, living a regular life with a normal family, and married to an extraordinary husband.”
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(of a material or fabric) Opposite of having a smooth texture that is gentle to the sense of touch
“After receiving a vision, he abandoned his wealth, and traveled around in a rough garment to preach repentance.”
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Opposite of affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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Opposite of refined in a delicate way
“While most graffiti are simple tags or icons or inelegant defacements, some rise to the status of art with their expertly executed images and themes.”
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Opposite of very fine in quality or luxurious
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(of an outcome, especially one that is desired) Opposite of possible but very uncertain
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(of a mixture or effect) Opposite of delicately complex and understated
“His tragic past is having an obvious impact on his mental health.”
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(of a skill or movement) Opposite of requiring finesse
“The incorporation of apparently unexacting brush strokes across complex pencil work may appear straightforward, but it is a courageous addition.”
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Opposite of giving rise or likely to give rise to controversy or public disagreement
“The proposal is largely uncontroversial, but the dilatoriness of the government has held things up.”
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