1. [ adjective ] having or caused by an irregular surface
Synonyms: unsmooth

"trees with rough bark" "rough ground" "a rough ride" "rough skin" "rough blankets" "his unsmooth face" "unsmooth writing"

Related terms: smooth rocky crushed cragged alligatored homespun chapped lined abrasive textured puckered costate barky broken verrucose squamulose bullate scabby imbricate lepidote pocked bumpy roughish rugose shagged corduroy corded sandpapery irregular uneven coarse nonslippery unpolished unironed
2. [ adjective ] not quite exact or correct
Synonyms: approximate approximative

"the approximate time was 10 o'clock" "a rough guess" "a ballpark estimate"

Related terms: inexact
3. [ adjective ] (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse

"she was a diamond in the rough" "rough manners"

Related terms: unrefined
4. [ adjective ] violently agitated and turbulent
Synonyms: fierce boisterous

"boisterous winds and waves" "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound "rough weather" "rough seas"

Related terms: stormy
5. [ adjective ] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
Synonyms: rasping gravel raspy gravelly grating

"a gravelly voice"

Related terms: cacophonous
6. [ adverb ] with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
Synonyms: roughly

"he was pushed roughly aside" "they treated him rough"

Related terms: colloquialism pugnacious pugnacious
7. [ adjective ] ready and able to resort to force or violence
Synonyms: pugnacious

"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville "they were rough and determined fighting men"

Related terms: aggressive
8. [ verb ] (food) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Synonyms: rough_out rough_in
Related terms: prepare prepare
9. [ adjective ] full of hardship or trials
Synonyms: rocky

"the rocky road to success" "they were having a rough time"

Related terms: difficult
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22674
11. [ adverb ] with rough motion as over a rough surface
Synonyms: roughly

"ride rough"

12. [ adjective ] not perfected

"a rough draft" "a few rough sketches"

Related terms: unpolished
13. [ adjective ] unpleasantly stern
Synonyms: harsh

"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus" "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

Related terms: unpleasant
14. [ verb ] (writing) draw up an outline or sketch for something
Synonyms: draft outline

"draft a speech"

Related terms: write writing drafting drafter
15. [ adjective ] not carefully or expertly made
Synonyms: crude

"managed to make a crude splint" "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them" "rough carpentry"

Related terms: unskilled
16. [ adjective ] (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
Related terms: smooth botany crenate crenate bidentate dentate crenulate crispate fringed denticulate biserrate emarginate erose ciliate lacerate pectinate runcinate serrate serrulate spinose fringed fimbriate rimose biserrate angulate compound simple
17. [ adjective ] not shaped by cutting or trimming
Synonyms: uncut

"an uncut diamond" "rough gemstones"

Related terms: cut unsheared
18. [ noun ] (golf,geography) the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
Related terms: site golf_course
Similar spelling:   Roig