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Etymology

Old English rūh

Pronunciation

Adjective

rough (comparative rough, superlative er)

Positive
rough

Comparative
rough

Superlative
er

  1. Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 229e.
      Teaching that's done by talking seems to have one rough path and another part which is smoother.
  2. Approximate.
    A rough estimate.
  3. Turbulent.
    The sea was rough.
  4. Difficult; trying.
    Being a teenager these days can be rough.
  5. Crude; unrefined
    His manners are a bit rough, but he means well.
  6. Violent; not careful or subtle
    This box has been through some rough handling.

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Noun

Singular
rough

Plural
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  1. The unmowed part of a golf course.
  2. A crude person.
  3. (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to rough

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rough (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To create in an approximate form.
    Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
  2. To physically assault someone in retribution for something specific.
    The gangsters roughed him up a little.

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