HyperDic: coarse

English > 3 senses of the word coarse:
ADJECTIVEallcoarse, harshof textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
allcoarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgarlacking refinement or cultivation or taste
allcoarse, commonof low or inferior quality or value
coarse > pronunciation
Soundskao'rs
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > coarse: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles.
Examples
  • "coarse meal"
  • "coarse sand"
  • "a coarse weave"
Synonymharsh
Attribute oftextureThe feel of a surface or a fabric
Narrowercoarse-grained, large-grainednot having a fine texture
farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealyComposed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
granulatedmade grainy or formed into granules
loose, open(of textures) full of small openings or gaps
plushy, plush-like(of textures) resembling plush
See alsorough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
OppositefineOf textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
Spanishbasto, burdo
Nounscoarsenesslooseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
Adverbscoarselyin coarse pieces
English > coarse: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking refinement or cultivation or taste.
Example"he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"
Synonymscommon, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar
Broaderunrefined(used of persons and their behavior) not refined
Spanishbasto, bruto, ordinario, rudo, soez, tosco, vulgar
Catalanbast, ordinari, poc educat, rude, tosc, vulgar
Nounscoarsenessthe quality of lacking taste and refinement
English > coarse: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf low or inferior quality or value.
Example"of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare
Synonymcommon
BroaderinferiorOf low or inferior quality
Spanishcomún, ordinario, vulgar
Catalancomú, ordinari, vulgar

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