rough-hewn

adjective \ ˈrəf-ˈhyün \

Definition of rough-hewn

1 : being in a rough, unsmoothed, or unfinished state : crudely formed
  • rough-hewn beams
2 : lacking refinement
  • he was rather attractive, in a rough-hewn kind of way
  • —Jan Speas

First Known Use of rough-hewn

1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ROUGH-HEWN Defined for English Language Learners

rough-hewn

Definition of rough-hewn for English Language Learners

  • : having a rough and uneven surface

  • : not polite or educated



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