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English adjective: coarse

1. coarse of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles


SamplesCoarse meal.
Coarse sand.
A coarse weave.


Synonymsharsh


Similarcoarse-grained, coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulated, granulose, gritty, large-grained, loose, mealy, open, plush-like, plushy


See alsorough, unsmooth


Attributetexture


Antonymsfine

2. coarse lacking refinement or cultivation or taste


SamplesHe had coarse manners but a first-rate mind.
Behavior that branded him as common.
An untutored and uncouth human being.
An uncouth soldier--a real tough guy.
Appealing to the vulgar taste for violence.
The vulgar display of the newly rich.


Synonymscommon, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar


Similarunrefined


Antonymsrefined

3. coarse of low or inferior quality or value


SamplesOf what coarse metal ye are molded.
Produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population.


Synonymscommon


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior









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