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Definition of Rough

Rough

  1. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
  2. Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of a piece of land, or of a road.
  3. Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
  4. Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or other piece of water.
  5. Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; -- said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
  6. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
  7. Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
  8. Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
  9. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
  10. Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
  11. Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day.
  12. Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
  13. Produced offhand.
  14. Boisterous weather.
  15. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
  16. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
  17. To render rough; to roughen.
  18. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
  19. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.

Rough Quotations

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find.
Mattie Stepanek

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles. - Thomas Browne
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
Thomas Browne

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.
Larry David
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Rough Translations

rough in Afrikaans is rou
rough in Danish is ru
rough in Dutch is onbewerkt, bot, onbehouwen, grof, cru
rough in Finnish is raaka
rough in Italian is scabro, rozzo, ineguale, valutato, zotico
rough in Latin is durus, rudis, scaber, asper, incomptus
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