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rough

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1 covered with or as if with hair
  • a face rough with a couple days' worth of beard
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3 marked by wet and windy conditions
  • At least wear a raincoat if you're going out into that rough weather.
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4 not having a level or smooth surface
  • A rough board can give you splinters.
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10 made of or resembling hair
  • a rough-coated dog who was always shedding his fur
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11 marked by a series of sharp quick motions
  • a rough flight that left some passengers nauseated
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12 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements
  • After a rough week on the high seas, we were happy to sail through the gulf's more tranquil waters.
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Synonym Discussion of rough

rough, harsh, uneven, rugged, scabrous mean not smooth or even. rough implies points, bristles, ridges, or projections on the surface.
    • a rough wooden board
harsh implies a surface or texture distinctly unpleasant to the touch.
    • a harsh fabric that chafes the skin
uneven implies a lack of uniformity in height, breadth, or quality.
    • an old house with uneven floors
rugged implies irregularity or roughness of land surface and connotes difficulty of travel.
    • a rugged landscape
scabrous implies scaliness or prickliness of surface.
    • a scabrous leaf

synonyms see in addition rude


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