Rough

Definition of Rough

a.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 polished; uncut; - said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
More unequal than the roughest sea.
- T. Burnet.
2.Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough.
- Shak.
A surly boatman, rough as wayes or winds.
- Prior.
3.Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
3.Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
On the rough edge of battle.
- Milton.
A quicker and rougher remedy.
- Clarendon.
Kind words prevent a good deal of that perverseness which rough and imperious usage often produces.
- Locke.
4.Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
5.Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
He stayeth his rough wind.
- Isa. xxvii. 8.
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
- Shak.
6.Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
Rough diamond
an uncut diamond; hence, colloquially, a person of intrinsic worth under a rude exterior.
Rough and ready
a - Acting with offhand promptness and efficiency
- Lowell.
7.Produced offhand.
n.1.Boisterous weather.
2.A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
In the rough
in an unwrought or rude condition; unpolished; as, a diamond or a sketch in the rough.
Contemplating the people in the rough.
- Mrs. Browning.
adv.1.In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in their boats.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. t.1.To render rough; to roughen.
2.To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
3.To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
Roughing rolls
rolls for reducing, in a rough manner, a bloom of iron to bars.
To rough it
to endure hard conditions of living; to live without ordinary comforts.

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