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English noun: coarseness

1. coarseness (communication) language or humor that is down-to-earth

SamplesThe saltiness of their language was inappropriate.
Self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre.


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style

2. coarseness (attribute) the quality of being composed of relatively large particles

Synonymsgraininess, granularity

Broader (hypernym)raggedness, roughness

Narrower (hyponym)sandiness

3. coarseness (attribute) looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)

Synonymsnubbiness, tweediness

Broader (hypernym)raggedness, roughness

4. coarseness (attribute) the quality of lacking taste and refinement

Synonymscommonness, grossness, raunch, vulgarism, vulgarity

Broader (hypernym)inelegance

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