Synonyms and Antonyms of roughness
1 a harsh or sharp quality a roughness to the wine that should decrease with age Synonyms of roughness acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, edge, sharpness, tartnessWords Related to roughness ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorninessNear Antonyms of roughness gentleness, kindlinessAntonyms of roughness mildness, softness
2 the quality or state of lacking refinement or good taste the roughness of pioneer life is not glossed over in the documentary Synonyms of roughness coarseness, commonness, crassness, crudeness, crudity, grossness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, raffishness, rawness, vulgarity, rudeness, tastelessnessWords Related to roughness boorishness, brutishness, churlishness, clownishness, loutishness, rowdiness, rusticity, uncouthness; artlessness, gracelessness, inelegance, unsophistication; insensitiveness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; kitsch, tackinessNear Antonyms of roughness courtliness, urbanity; elegance, grace, graciousness; consideration, sensitivity, thoughtfulnessAntonyms of roughness cultivation, genteelness, gentility, polish, refinement, tastefulness
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