rough diamond


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

Examples of rough diamond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the course of six to 10 weeks, these processes eventually form a rough diamond that can be shaped into a gemstone, Brilliant Earth said. Justin Klawans, The Week Us, theweek, 7 Jan. 2024 But a drop in rough diamond prices does not mean shoppers will see cheaper price tags in stores. Eva Rothenberg, CNN, 1 Oct. 2023

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“Rough diamond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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