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English noun: roughness

1. roughness (attribute) a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven


Broader (hypernym)texture

Narrower (hyponym)abrasiveness, bristliness, bumpiness, burl, coarseness, coarseness, graininess, granularity, harshness, knot, nubbiness, prickliness, scaliness, scratchiness, shagginess, slub, spininess, thorniness, tweediness


2. roughness (attribute) the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses


Broader (hypernym)unpleasantness

Narrower (hyponym)gruffness, hoarseness, huskiness

3. roughness (attribute) an unpolished unrefined quality

SamplesThe crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her.


Broader (hypernym)inelegance

4. roughness (state) used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

Synonymschoppiness, rough water

Broader (hypernym)storminess

5. roughness (state) rowdy behavior

Synonymsdisorderliness, rowdiness, rowdyism

Broader (hypernym)disorder

6. roughness (process) the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

Synonymsindentation, pitting

Broader (hypernym)corroding, corrosion, erosion

7. roughness (act) harsh or severe speech or behavior

SamplesMen associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity.
The roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet.

Broader (hypernym)intensification

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