Coarse and Rough


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Coarse adjective – Lacking in refinement or good taste.
Usage example: the hockey player's coarse manners turned his date off completely

Rough is a synonym for coarse in rude topic. In some cases you can use "Rough" instead the word "Coarse" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like smooth, body, courtesy, boisterous. popular alternative
Nearby Words: coarseness, coarsened, coarsely, coarsening
Synonyms for Coarse


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Rough adjective – Not having a level or smooth surface.
Usage example: a rough board can give you splinters

Coarse is a synonym for rough in rude topic. You can use "Coarse" instead an adjective "Rough", if it concerns topics such as characteristic, behaviour, smooth, body. popular alternative
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
Synonyms for Rough

Things that words describes

sense coarse sense rough sense
manner coarse manner rough manner
play coarse play rough play
man coarse man rough man
Other nouns: style, look, stuff, way, personality, language, accent, voice, side.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / The Departed Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Dignam is much more coarse and rough when compared to Captain Queenan.
  • Western Animation / The Lion Guard In real life, cheetah hair is often coarse and rough.
  • May overlap with Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl if the hero is a guy and his sidekick is a girl, or Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough, when it's done with a Officer and a Gentleman and a coarse Sergeant Rock.
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