Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night. George Eliot
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust. Lord Chesterfield
Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. Thomas de Quincey
For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal. Carl Bernstein
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present. Cyril Connolly
coarse in Danish is ru
coarse in Dutch is onkies, lomp, grof, ruw, hardhandig
coarse in French is vulgaire, bourru
coarse in Italian is zotico
coarse in Norwegian is grov
coarse in Portuguese is grosseiro
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