roughly

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adverb rough·ly \ˈrə-flē\

Definition of roughly

  1. 1 :  in a rough manner: such asa :  with harshness or violence <treated the prisoner roughly>b :  in crude fashion :  imperfectly <roughly dressed lumber>

  2. 2 :  without completeness or exactness :  approximately <roughly 20 percent>

Examples of roughly in a sentence

  1. Roughly translated, it means hurry up!.

  2. The new product is modeled roughly on an earlier design.

  3. He threw the package roughly in the truck.

  4. The guard told us roughly that we had to stand back.

14th Century

First Known Use of roughly

14th century


ROUGHLY Defined for English Language Learners

roughly

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adverb rough·ly \ˈrə-flē\

Definition of roughly for English Language Learners

  • : not exactly but close in number, quality, meaning, etc.

  • : in a way that is not gentle or careful

  • : in a very simple or basic way



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