Definitions of rough

  1. To roughen.
  2. To render rough; to roughen.
  3. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
  4. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
  5. To produce an uneven surface on; destroy the smoothness of; to shape or make imperfectly.
  6. To make rough: to break in a horse.
  7. To roughen; to break in; to do roughly.
  8. To put up with things in a rough way, followed by it.
  9. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  10. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
  11. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
  12. Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
  13. Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
  14. Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
  15. Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
  16. Produced offhand.
  17. Boisterous weather.
  18. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
  19. Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; - said of a piece of land, or of a road.
  20. Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; - said of a sea or other piece of water.
  21. Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
  22. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
  23. A low, coarse fellow; a crude or unfinished condition; as, diamonds in the rough.
  24. Roughness.
  25. A crude or rough condition or estimate.
  26. A rude, violent fellow; a ruffian.
  27. Unwrought state; the gross; a rowdy. To rough it, to submit to hardships.
  28. State of being coarse or unfinished, as articles in the rough.
  29. with roughness or violence; " he was pushed roughly aside"; (` rough' is informal as in" they treated him rough")
  30. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
  31. Roughly.
  32. not quite exact or correct; " the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; " a rough guess"; " a ballpark estimate"
  33. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; " a gravelly voice"
  34. unpleasantly stern; " wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; " the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  35. 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"
  36. full of hardship or trials; " the rocky road to success"; " they were having a rough time"
  37. not shaped by cutting or trimming; " an uncut diamond"; " rough gemstones"
  38. not perfected; " a rough draft"; " a few rough sketches"
  39. 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"
  40. ( of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; " she was a diamond in the rough"; " rough manners"
  41. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  42. with roughness or violence (` rough' is an informal variant for ` roughly'); " he was pushed roughly aside"; " they treated him rough"
  43. Having an uneven surface; rugged; not smooth or plain; as, a rough road; rough cloth; unpolished; as, a rough diamond; harsh to the ear; as, a rough sound; uncivil; harsh; as, rough treatment; violent; as, rough sports; stormy; as, rough weather; rocky; said of roads; crude; unfinished; as, a rough sketch.
  44. Not smooth: uneven: uncut: unpolished: unfinished: boisterous: tempestuous: violent: harsh: severe: rude: coarse: disordered in appearance.
  45. Not smooth; shaggy; uncut; unfinished; violent; harsh; coarse; rude; severe.
  46. Uneven; not smooth; rude; violent; harsh; crude; hasty.
  47. Not smooth or plane; abounding with stones or stumps; not polished; stormy; harsh to the taste or the ear; grating; unharmonious; rugged of temper; coarse in manners; violent; hard- featured; rugged; shaggy.
  48. Not smooth or plain; rugged; not wrought or polished; violently agitated, as the sea; harsh to the taste or ear; grating; rugged of temper; coarse in manners; crude; imperfect; hard- featured; hairy or shaggy.