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  Definition of rough
  1. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  2. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  3. ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"
  4. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  5. violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  6. not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
  7. full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
  8. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  9. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  10. not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
  11. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
  12. not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
  13. having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "a rough ride"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"; "unsmooth writing"
  14. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  15. with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"
  16. with roughness or violence (`rough'' is an informal variant for `roughly''); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
Similar Words: rough in, rough out, pugnacious, grating, gravel, gravelly, rasping, raspy, boisterous, fierce, uncut, rocky, approximate, approximative, harsh, crude, unsmooth, roughly

 

See Also: coarse, irregular, nonslippery, uneven, unironed, wrinkled, unpolished, simple, unsubdivided, compound

 

Pertainyms: unsmooth, pugnacious

 

Part Meronyms: golf course, golf links, links

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 粗魯   Dutch: ruw  
Finnish: rosoinen   French: rude  
German: rauh   Hungarian: durva  
Ido: aspera   Italian: ruvido  
Japanese: でこぼこ   Korean: 거친  
Portuguese: áspero   Romanian: dur  
Russian: шероховатый   Spanish: áspero  
Swedish: ojämn   Telugu: గరుకు  
 
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