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rough diamond

noun

Definition of rough diamond

British

  1. :  a person who has talent or other good qualities but who is not polite, educated, socially skilled, etc.



Word by Word Definitions

roughplay
  1. :  marked by inequalities, ridges, or projections on the surface :  coarse

    :  covered with or made up of coarse and often shaggy hair — compare smooth, wirehaired

    :  having a broken, uneven, or bumpy surface

  1. :  roughly

    :  without usual conveniences

    :  without proper shelter

  1. :  uneven ground covered with high grass, brush, and stones

    :  such ground bordering a golf fairway

    :  the rugged or disagreeable side or aspect

  1. :  roughen

    :  to subject to abuse :  manhandle, beat

    :  to subject to unnecessary and intentional violence in a sport

diamondplay
  1. :  native crystalline carbon that is the hardest known mineral, that is usually nearly colorless, that when transparent and free from flaws is highly valued as a precious stone, and that is used industrially especially as an abrasive

    :  a piece of this substance

    :  crystallized carbon produced artificially

  1. :  to adorn with or as if with diamonds

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a 60th or 75th anniversary or its celebration


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