rough


rough
1. adjective
1)

rough ground

Syn:
uneven, irregular, bumpy, lumpy, knobbly, stony, rocky, rugged, rutted, pitted, rutty
Ant:
smooth, flat
2)

the terrier's rough coat

Syn:
coarse, bristly, scratchy, prickly; shaggy, hairy, bushy
Ant:
smooth, sleek
3)

rough skin

Syn:
dry, leathery, weather-beaten; chapped, calloused, scaly, scabrous
Ant:
smooth
4)

his voice was rough

Syn:
gruff, hoarse, harsh, rasping, raspy, croaking, croaky, husky, throaty, gravelly, guttural
Ant:
soft
5)

rough red wine

Syn:
sharp, sharp-tasting, sour, acidic, acid, vinegary, acidulous
Ant:
sweet, mellow
6)

he gets rough when he's drunk

Syn:
violent, brutal, vicious; aggressive, belligerent, pugnacious, thuggish; boisterous, rowdy, disorderly, unruly, riotous
Ant:
gentle, passive
7)

a machine that can take rough handling

Syn:
careless, clumsy, inept, unskillful
Ant:
careful
8)

rough manners

Syn:
boorish, loutish, oafish, brutish, coarse, crude, uncouth, vulgar, unrefined, unladylike, ungentlemanly, uncultured; unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, uncivil, ungracious, rude
See note at rude
Ant:
cultured, refined, civilized
9)

rough seas

Syn:
turbulent, stormy, tempestuous, violent, heavy, heaving, choppy
Ant:
calm
10) informal

I've had a rough time

Syn:
difficult, hard, tough, bad, unpleasant; demanding, arduous
Ant:
easy, pleasant
11) informal

you were a bit rough on her

Syn:
harsh on/to, hard on, tough on, stern to, severe to, unfair to, unjust to; insensitive to, nasty to, cruel to, unkind to, unsympathetic to, brutal to, heartless to, merciless to
Ant:
gentle, kind
12)

a rough draft

Syn:
preliminary, hasty, quick, sketchy, cursory, basic, crude, rudimentary, raw, unpolished; incomplete, unfinished
Ant:
finished, perfected
13)

a rough estimate

Syn:
approximate, inexact, imprecise, vague, estimated, hazy; informal ballpark
Ant:
exact, precise
14)

the accommodations are rather rough

Syn:
plain, basic, simple, rough and ready, rude, crude, primitive, spartan
Ant:
luxurious
2. noun

the artist's initial roughs

Syn:
sketch, draft, outline, mock-up
3. verb

rough the surface with sandpaper

Syn:
roughen, make rough

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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