rough

rough
adj
1. irregular, uneven, coarse, not smooth, rugged, bumpy, jagged, craggy, scraggy; stony, rocky; stubbled, knotted, nodose, gnarled; wrinkly, rugulose, crinkly, corrugated, scaly; lumpy, nodulous.
2. shaggy, hairy, hirsute, crinose, trichoid; bristly, bristling, Bot., Zool. hispid, setaceous, setose, Bot., Zool. setulose, setigerous, setiferous, Bot. strigose; bushy, unshorn, unshaven, bearded; unkempt, disheveled, disordered; furry, pilose; velvety, Bot. villous; tufted, Bot., Entomol. crinite; downy, nappy, Bot., Zool. pubescent, lanuginose, Bot., Zool. tomentose; woolly-haired, ulotrichous, kinky, flocculent, lanate; threadlike, filamentous, Bot., Zool. ciliated; feathery, Zool. plumate, plumous.
3. violent, disorderly, riotous, berserk, amuck; noisy, boisterous, uproarious, rowdy, rowdyish; frantic, frenzied, rampant; fierce, ferocious, furious, raging, vehement, savage.
4. turbulent, tumultuous, tempestuous, stormy; inclement, wintry, blustery; choppy, agitated.
5. rude, discourteous, impolite, uncivil, unceremonious, unmannerly, bad-mannered, disrespectful, misbehaved; indelicate, uncourtly, ungallant, indecorous; ungentlemanly, unladylike, brash, bold, hoydenish, Scot. randy; brazen, barefaced, insolent, impudent, insulting, impertinent, pert, saucy, fresh; sharp, keen, trenchant, acrimonious, caustic, stinging, biting, piercing, stringent, brutal, cruel; bluff, bearish, gruff, inconsiderate, tactless, Scot, and North Eng. mislearned, blustering; sulky, morose, sullen, ill-tempered, ill-humored; sarcastic, bitter, virulent, snarling, venomous; grouchy, peevish, petulant, splenetic, thorny, cross; abrupt, blunt, brusque, curt, stern, austere; base, vile, obscene, indecent, ribald, foul mouthed, smutty, low, offensive, vulgar, crude.
6. difficult, unpleasant, hard; austere, severe, demanding; drastic, extreme, brutal.
7.(of sounds) discordant, inharmonious, disharmonious, cacophonous; harsh, grating, jarring, strident; raucous, gruff, hoarse, husky.
8.(of tastes) tart, astringent, sour, crabbed; acrid, sharp, biting, pungent, bitter, mordant; spicy, peppery.
9. uncouth, uncultured, unrefined, unpolished, uncivilized, incondite; coarse, vulgar, churlish, loutish, barbarous, brutish, wild, savage, gross; ignorant, illiterate, unlearned, untrained, untaught, untutored, uneducated, uncultivated; unskilled, unskillful, clumsy, gauche, crude; countrified, provincial, unfashionable, unsophisticated, homespun, homebred.
10. rough-hewn, crude, unwrought, uncut, unfash-ioned, unprepared, unprocessed; shapeless, formless, amorphous; incomplete, unfinished, imperfect; not elaborated, vague, sketchy, approximate, inexact; cursory, superficial; rudimentary, preliminary.
n
11. unpleasantness, difficulty, trial, tribulation, trouble, hardship.
12. rudiment, crude form, preliminary form, sketch, outline, foundation.
adv
13. roughly, violently, harshly, sharply, crudely, coarsely, ungently.
v
14. roughen, coarsen, harshen, sharpen, hone.
15. rough up
beat, pummel, thrash, manhandle, do violence to.
16. rough out
sketch, outline, delineate, block out, mark out, chalk out, demarcate.

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  • Rough — Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough — [ruf] adj. [ME ruh, rugh < OE ruh, akin to Ger rauh < IE * reuk < base * reu , to tear, tear out (> RUG, ROTTEN): prob. basic sense “hairy, woolly”] 1. a) not smooth or level; having bumps, projections, etc.; uneven [a rough surface]… …   English World dictionary

  • rough — adj 1 Rough, harsh, uneven, rugged, scabrous are comparable when they mean not having a smooth or even surface, exterior, or texture. Rough, the usual and comprehensive word, basically applies to whatever may be said to have a surface or an… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rough — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level. 2) not gentle; violent or boisterous: rough treatment. 3) (of weather or the sea) wild and stormy. 4) lacking sophistication or refinement. 5) not finished tidily; plain… …   English terms dictionary

  • rough — [rʌf] adjective 1. a rough figure or amount is not exact: • It is possible to give here only very rough figures. • I can only give you a rough estimate at this stage. 2. not finished: • a rough draft of the report 3 …   Financial and business terms

  • rough — [ rɶf ] n. m. • 1932; mot angl. « raboteux, grossier » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Golf Partie d un terrain de golf non entretenue. 2 ♦ Ébauche, projet, dans les arts graphiques. Faire des roughs. ● rough nom masculin (anglais rough, terrain accidenté) Terrain …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rough — Rough, v. t. 1. To render rough; to roughen. [1913 Webster] 2. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes. Crabb. [1913 Webster] 3. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough — rough, roughen Rough is used as a verb chiefly in the expressions to rough it (= do without basic comforts), to rough out (= to make a sketch of), to rough up (= to attack). Otherwise the verb from rough, meaning ‘to make or become rough’ is… …   Modern English usage

  • Rough — Rough, n. 1. Boisterous weather. [Obs.] Fletcher. [1913 Webster] 2. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy. [1913 Webster] {In the rough}, in an unwrought or rude condition; unpolished; as, a diamond or a sketch in the rough. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rough — may refer to:* Roughness * Rough, the area outside the fairway in golf * Rough (manga) * Rough (facility), gas storage in England * Rough (Tina Turner Album) …   Wikipedia

  • rough — [adj1] uneven, irregular asperous, bearded, brambly, bristly, broken, bumpy, bushy, chapped, choppy, coarse, cragged, craggy, cross grained, disheveled, fuzzy, hairy, harsh, jagged, knobby, knotty, nappy, nodular, not smooth, ridged, rocky,… …   New thesaurus

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