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Adjective: rough (rougher,roughest)  rúf
  1. Having or caused by an irregular surface
    "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets";
    - unsmooth
     
  2. (of persons or behaviour) lacking refinement or finesse
    "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
     
  3. Not quite exact or correct
    "a rough guess";
    - approximate, approximative
     
  4. Full of hardship or trials
    "they were having a rough time";
    - rocky
     
  5. Violently agitated and turbulent
    "rough weather"; "rough seas";
    - boisterous, fierce
     
  6. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
    "a rough voice";
    - grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, scratchy
     
  7. Ready and able to resort to force or violence
    "they were rough and determined fighting men";
    - pugnacious
     
  8. (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut, fringed or scalloped
     
  9. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    "a rough ride";
    - rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpy
     
  10. Not shaped by cutting or trimming
    "rough gemstones";
    - uncut
     
  11. Not carefully or expertly made
    "rough carpentry";
    - crude
     
  12. Not perfected
    "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
     
  13. Unpleasantly stern
    "the nomad life is rough and hazardous";
    - harsh
     
  14. Unkind, cruel or uncivil
    "a rough answer";
    - harsh
Verb: rough  rúf
  1. Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    - rough in, rough out
Adverb: rough  rúf
  1. With roughness or violence ('rough' is an informal variant for 'roughly')
    "they treated him rough";
    - roughly
     
  2. With rough motion as over a rough surface
    "ride rough";
    - roughly
Noun: rough  rúf
  1. The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

Sounds like: rote, rough, ruff

Derived forms: roughing, roughest, roughs, roughed, rougher

See also: abrasive, aggressive, alligatored, barky, bidentate, biserrate, bouldered, bouldery, broken, bullate, bumpy, cacophonic, cacophonous, chapped, ciliate, ciliated, coarse, coarse-textured, compound, corded, costate, cracked, cragged, craggy, crenate, crenated, crenulate, crenulated, crispate, crushed, dentate, denticulate, difficult, emarginate, erose, fimbriate, fimbriated, fringed, gravelly, hard, harsh, hilly, homespun, imbricate, imbricated, inexact, irregular, jagged, jaggy, lacerate, lacerated, laciniate, lepidote, leprose, lined, mountainous, nonslippery, notched, nubbly, nubby, pebbly, pectinate, pocked, pockmarked, potholed, procellous [archaic], ribbed, rimose, rockbound, rock-ribbed [N. Amer], rocky, roughened, roughish, rough-textured, rugged, rugose, rugous, runcinate, sandpapery, saw-like, saw-toothed, scabby, scabrous, scalloped, scaly, scratchy, scurfy, seamed, serrate, serrated, serrulate, shagged, shaggy, shingly, simple, slubbed, spinose, squamulose, stony, stormy, textured, toothed, tweedy, twilled, uneven, unironed, unkind, unpleasant, unpolished, unrefined, unsheared, unskilled, unsubdivided, verrucose, wartlike, warty, wrinkled

Type of: land site, prepare, site

Antonym: smooth

Part of: golf course, links course

Encyclopedia: Rough