|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|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|
"the approximate time was 10 o'clock" "a rough guess" "a ballpark estimate"
|3.||[ adjective ] (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse|
"she was a diamond in the rough" "rough manners"
|4.||[ adjective ] violently agitated and turbulent|
"boisterous winds and waves" "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound "rough weather" "rough seas"
|5.||[ adjective ] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound|
|Synonyms:||rasping gravel raspy gravelly grating|
"a gravelly voice"
|6.||[ adverb ] with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `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|
"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville "they were rough and determined fighting men"
|8.||[ verb ] (food) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form|
|Related terms:||prepare prepare|
|9.||[ adjective ] full of hardship or trials|
"the rocky road to success" "they were having a rough time"
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22674|
|11.||[ adverb ] with rough motion as over a rough surface|
|12.||[ adjective ] not perfected|
"a rough draft" "a few rough sketches"
|13.||[ adjective ] unpleasantly stern|
"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus" "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
|14.||[ verb ] (writing) draw up an outline or sketch for something|
"draft a speech"
|Related terms:||write writing drafting drafter|
|15.||[ adjective ] not carefully or expertly made|
"managed to make a crude splint" "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them" "rough carpentry"
|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|
"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|