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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.


Synonymssaltiness


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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