Spellcheck.net

Language:

English - United States Change

Enter your text below and click here to check the spelling

Definitions of rough

  1. To roughen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To render rough; to roughen. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To produce an uneven surface on; destroy the smoothness of; to shape or make imperfectly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make rough: to break in a horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To roughen; to break in; to do roughly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To put up with things in a rough way, followed by it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Produced offhand. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Boisterous weather. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; - said of a piece of land, or of a road. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; - said of a sea or other piece of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A low, coarse fellow; a crude or unfinished condition; as, diamonds in the rough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Roughness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A crude or rough condition or estimate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A rude, violent fellow; a ruffian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Unwrought state; the gross; a rowdy. To rough it, to submit to hardships. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. State of being coarse or unfinished, as articles in the rough. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. with roughness or violence; "he was pushed roughly aside"; (`rough' is informal as in"they treated him rough") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Roughly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. Having an uneven surface; rugged; not smooth or plain; as, a rough road; rough cloth; unpolished; as, a rough diamond; harsh to the ear; as, a rough sound; uncivil; harsh; as, rough treatment; violent; as, rough sports; stormy; as, rough weather; rocky; said of roads; crude; unfinished; as, a rough sketch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Not smooth: uneven: uncut: unpolished: unfinished: boisterous: tempestuous: violent: harsh: severe: rude: coarse: disordered in appearance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Not smooth; shaggy; uncut; unfinished; violent; harsh; coarse; rude; severe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Uneven; not smooth; rude; violent; harsh; crude; hasty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Not smooth or plane; abounding with stones or stumps; not polished; stormy; harsh to the taste or the ear; grating; unharmonious; rugged of temper; coarse in manners; violent; hard-featured; rugged; shaggy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. Not smooth or plain; rugged; not wrought or polished; violently agitated, as the sea; harsh to the taste or ear; grating; rugged of temper; coarse in manners; crude; imperfect; hard-featured; hairy or shaggy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for rough

  1. My eyes closed with a picture of those rough dark men sitting before the fire. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  2. It was true that he had never met his match in rough fighting, and he did not expect to meet it now. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
X