rough–hewn

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adjective \-ˈhyün\

Definition of rough–hewn

  1. 1 :  being in a rough, unsmoothed, or unfinished state :  crudely formed rough–hewn beams

  2. 2 :  lacking refinement he was rather attractive, in a rough–hewn kind of way — Jan Speas

First Known Use of rough–hewn

1530


ROUGH–HEWN Defined for English Language Learners

rough-hewn

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Definition of rough–hewn for English Language Learners

  • : having a rough and uneven surface

  • : not polite or educated

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