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Definitions of rough

  1. not quite exact or correct; " the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; " a rough guess"; " a ballpark estimate"
  2. violently agitated and turbulent; " boisterous winds and waves"; " the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; " rough weather"; " rough seas"
  3. not carefully or expertly made; " managed to make a crude splint"; " a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; " rough carpentry"
  4. draw up an outline or sketch for something; " draft a speech"
  5. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; " a gravelly voice"
  6. unpleasantly stern; " wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; " the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  7. 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"
  8. full of hardship or trials; " the rocky road to success"; " they were having a rough time"
  9. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  10. with rough motion as over a rough surface; " ride rough"
  11. with roughness or violence; " he was pushed roughly aside"; (` rough' is informal as in" they treated him rough")
  12. not shaped by cutting or trimming; " an uncut diamond"; " rough gemstones"
  13. not perfected; " a rough draft"; " a few rough sketches"
  14. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  15. 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"
  16. ( of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; " she was a diamond in the rough"; " rough manners"
  17. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  18. with roughness or violence (` rough' is an informal variant for ` roughly'); " he was pushed roughly aside"; " they treated him rough"
  19. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
  20. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
  21. Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
  22. Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
  23. Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
  24. Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day.
  25. Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
  26. Produced offhand.
  27. Boisterous weather.
  28. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
  29. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
  30. To render rough; to roughen.
  31. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
  32. Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; - said of a piece of land, or of a road.
  33. Not polished; uncut; - said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
  34. Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; - said of a sea or other piece of water.
  35. Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
  36. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
  37. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
  38. 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.
  39. A low, coarse fellow; a crude or unfinished condition; as, diamonds in the rough.
  40. To produce an uneven surface on; destroy the smoothness of; to shape or make imperfectly.
  41. Roughly.
  42. Roughness.
  43. Not smooth: uneven: uncut: unpolished: unfinished: boisterous: tempestuous: violent: harsh: severe: rude: coarse: disordered in appearance.
  44. To make rough: to break in a horse.
  45. Not smooth; shaggy; uncut; unfinished; violent; harsh; coarse; rude; severe.
  46. To roughen.
  47. To make or shape roughly.
  48. Uneven; not smooth; rude; violent; harsh; crude; hasty.
  49. A crude or rough condition or estimate.
  50. A rude, violent fellow; a ruffian.
  51. 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.
  52. Unwrought state; the gross; a rowdy. To rough it, to submit to hardships.
  53. To roughen; to break in; to do roughly.
  54. 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.
  55. To put up with things in a rough way, followed by it.
  56. State of being coarse or unfinished, as articles in the rough.
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Antonyms for rough

mild, mirthful, goofy, beardless, mindless, artistic, cut, sunny, consummate, nonabrasive, majestic, shorn, cultured, frothy, good, screeching, sophism, benign, silken, jewel, proficient, fluid, mellow, slippy, complete, flush, professed, level, soft, developed, squeaking, equable, flatten, restrained, satiny, uncomplicated, unnotched, bald, featherbrained, hairsplitting, considerate, delicate, educated, experienced, entire, hospitable, fast, velvetlike, plane, gemstone, hand-hewn, repand, expert, great, tender, aristocratic, bland, agreeable, sympathetic, gossamer, steady, ace, rainless, even, versed, spot-on, clement, slicked, tasteful, light, sinuate, halcyon, natty, giddy, master, horizontal, hewn, velvet, finished, smooth, flighty, greasy, urbane, temperate, tamed, demonstration, light-headed, slashed, dexterous, harebrained, gracious, peaceful, accomplished, hairless, slippery, close, polished, compassionate, squeaky, genteel, achievable, unlined, well-done, gauzy, pacific, nonbelligerent, moderate, downhill, rigorous, oiled, Lown, effortless, cut out, lubricated, flimsy, bearable, euphonious, elegant, kind, Gossamery, sensitive, elevated, perfect, shrill, exquisite, mathematical, skilled, neat, relaxed, shaved, orderly, peaceable, treble, select, skillful, fair, perfected, stately, towering, absurdity, cloudless, tolerable, skilful, smoothen, plumb, courtly, commiserative, cheerful, doable, empathetic, tasty, undemanding, shaven, finespun, nonviolent, formal, comforting, practiced, adept, masterly, endurable, lighthearted, serene, filmy, clever, nuanced, silly, soothing, powdery, refined, pleasing, reposeful, rare, adroit, hone, tidy, ready, grease, unclouded, understanding, flawless, silklike, relaxing, tabular, exact, handy, crackerjack, glabrous, manageable, satin, esthetical, scatterbrained, faultless, gem, fine, nonaggressive, virtuoso, gentle, compleat, whistling, nice, choice, subtle, untroubled, flat, well-bred, pleasant, sleek, hairline, graceful, glassy, snug, flowing, esthetic, thoughtful, artful, playful, stilly, meticulous, greased, dainty, trim, restful, patrician, happy, aligned, dapper, recherche, unsubstantial, fastidious, slick, luxurious, simple, sleazy, furbish, snap, creaseless, clear, minute, sophisticated, cozy, frivolous, silky, elementary, velvety, sheared, bright, lubricate, empathic, user-friendly, unaggressive, masterful, lofty, tranquil, unseamed, cleanly, shrieking, cheap, true, eloquent, citified, civilized, friendly, merry, comfortable, facile, regular, spruce, slithery, sunshiny, prim, floury, still, sweet, rock, meek, quiet, easy, uniform, seamless, dusty, inviting, fluent, cobwebby, placid, downy, vertical, accurate, euphonous, contradiction, precise, genial, streamlined, undulate, workmanlike, uncreased, humane, accessible, hands down, calm, glad, paradox, aerodynamic, hushed, veteran, balmy, painless, inhabited, cottony, airy, cultivated, straight, untoothed, insubstantial, nonsense, benignant.

Quotes of rough

  1. I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing. – Jennifer Aniston
  2. When you become a mom you just learn how to function sleep deprived and you do get used to it. I came back to work when Finley was three months old and the first few months were rough Then somehow you learn to exist on no sleep and now when he does upon occasion sleep through the night, which is like a full six hours, you're pretty sure he's suffocating. So you don't sleep anyway. – Holly Marie Combs
  3. From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of the Rough Gang- we went around and terrorized all the pupils in school. – Joseph Fiennes
  4. The birth of any show is always a rough one. – Genevieve Gorder
  5. Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have- Cincinnati sounds worse. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  6. SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net. – Jerry B. Jenkins
  7. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. – Doug Larson
  9. I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works. – Ira Levin
  10. New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions. – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  11. Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way. – Michel de Montaigne
  12. When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well. – Randy Neugebauer
  13. It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  14. A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. – Simone Weil
  15. Financial hardships were rough on us, even though Mom had a good job at G. M. – Ryan White

Usage examples for rough

  1. " I think the boys are very rough said the little boy. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  2. You will have to rough it too, here. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. His tone was rough – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  4. It is a little rough on me, but that can't be helped. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  5. I wonder if the rough boy will break me? – The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier by Laura Lee Hope
  6. It was true that he had never met his match in rough fighting, and he did not expect to meet it now. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  7. He does it more or less rough too. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  8. Old " Rough and Ready" I found he was called. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. My eyes closed with a picture of those rough dark men sitting before the fire. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  10. Not but what I am ready to rough it a little, rather than that the old lady should be moved. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Old Squire was rough – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  12. How can I help talking about it when it's my mother your father's so rough with. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  13. " It's pretty rough he sighed. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. A little rough on you. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  15. I should not care if it were rough – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. Now my hair will get rough – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. They're fighting, rough an' tumble! – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  18. It is a lady, General, and I did not want her to fall in rough hands. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. I was afraid they did not know how to take care of you, and that your brother- in- law was rough with you. – The Carbonels by Charlotte M. Yonge
  20. Between the pair, Joe's likely to have a rough time. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant

Rhymes for rough