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Definition of Rough
RoughRough Rough, a. [Compar. Rougher; superl. Roughest.] [OE.
rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug,
D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas
wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. Rug, n.]
1. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the
surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough
stone; rough cloth. Specifically:
(a) Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of
a piece of land, or of a road. ``Rough, uneven ways.'
(b) Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough
(c) Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or
other piece of water.
More unequal than the roughest sea. --T. Burnet.
(d) Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; --
said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough
coat. ``A visage rough.' --Dryden. ``Roughsatyrs.'
2. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or
(a) Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a
A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough. --Shak.
A surly boatman, rough as wayes or winds.
(b) 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.
(c) Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating;
-- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough
tone; rough numbers. --Pope.
(d) Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
(e) Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a
He stayeth his rough wind. --Isa. xxvii.
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
(f) 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. RoughRough Rough, n.
1. Boisterous weather. [Obs.] --Fletcher.
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.
Rough Rough, adv.
In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in
their boats. --Sir W.
RoughRough Rough, 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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