What is the opposite of smooth?

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Adjective
Opposite for having an even surface with no roughness, bumps, or holes
“The rough surface is strictly for aesthetic purposes and not to be trodden upon.”
Adjective
Opposite for having a glossy finish
“They are made with two pieces of rubber compound, glued together to form a hollow sphere and buffed to a matte finish.”
Adjective
Opposite for free from interruptions or stoppages
“His reluctance to commit himself to one genre has undoubtedly been a contributing factor to his stop-start success.”
Adjective
Opposite for without obstructions or difficulties
“Going on holidays with children can be both an exciting and fraught prospect.”
Adjective
Opposite for having or showing very polished and worldly manners
“He was said to be boorish, unmannerly, argumentative, moody and addicted to reading, of all things.”
Adjective
Opposite for not harsh in taste
“Saffron has a spicy, pungent, bitter taste and a tenacious odor, so only a very small amount is needed to give flavor and color.”
Adjective
(of voice or tone) Opposite for sweet or melodious to the ear
“Occasionally, I can hear the raucous squawk of a seagull in search of a discarded fish supper.”
Adjective
(of a body of water) Opposite for placid and undisturbed
“On that fateful morning, there was a cool breeze blowing across the bay and the water was choppy and chilly.”
Adjective
(of a mixture) Opposite for free from lumps
“After several attempts of mixing and folding the cake mixture, it was still lumpy and inconsistent.”
Adjective
Opposite for clean-shaven
“I see a thin, bearded guy wearing a thick turtleneck sweater, spooning coffee into a mug in his small flat, scowling at the newspaper.”
Verb
Opposite for to free from breaks, curves, or bumps
“Equipment like discs and harrows can be used to roughen the texture of the soil on a slope.”
Verb
Opposite for to free from obstruction or difficulty
“They deliberately complicate matters in order to break the spirit of their customers who have the nerve to complain.”
Verb
(smooth over) Opposite for to resolve, or work towards resolving an issue or conflict
“The Council urges all parties to exert restraint and refrain from taking any action which might exacerbate the situation.”
Verb
Opposite for to make smooth or glossy by applying surface pressure
“If you use gentle, non-abrasive cleaning agents, it will not scratch the finish of your car.”
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