HyperDic: roughness

English > 7 senses of the word roughness:
NOUNattributeroughness, raggednessa texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
attributeroughness, harshnessthe quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
attributeroughness, crudenessan unpolished unrefined quality
stateroughness, choppiness, rough waterused of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
stateroughness, rowdiness, rowdyism, disorderlinessrowdy behavior
processroughness, pitting, indentationthe formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
actroughnessharsh or severe speech / speech or behavior
roughness > pronunciation
Soundsrah'fnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven.
Synonymraggedness
NarrowerbumpinessThe texture of a surface that has many bumps
coarseness, nubbiness, tweedinessLooseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
coarseness, graininess, granularityThe quality of being composed of relatively large particles
harshness, abrasiveness, scratchinessThe roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
prickliness, bristliness, spininess, thorninessThe quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
scalinessThe property of being scaly
shagginessroughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
slub, knot, burlSoft lump or unevenness in a yarn
BroadertextureThe feel of a surface or a fabric
OppositesmoothnessA texture without roughness
Spanishrugosidad
Adjectivesroughhaving or caused by an irregular surface
roughof the margin of a leaf shape
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses.
Synonymharshness
Narrowergruffness, hoarseness, huskinessA throaty harshness
BroaderunpleasantnessThe quality of giving displeasure
Spanishaspereza, bronquedad, dureza
Adjectivesroughunpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningAn unpolished unrefined quality.
Synonymcrudeness
BroaderineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Spanishcrudeza, rudeza
Catalanaspror, rudesa
Adjectivesroughunpleasantly stern
roughnot carefully or expertly made
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningUsed of the sea during inclement or stormy weather.
Synonymschoppiness, rough water
BroaderstorminessThe state of being stormy
Adjectivesroughviolently agitated and turbulent
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 5, state
Meaningrowdy behavior.
Synonymsrowdiness, rowdyism, disorderliness
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishescándalo, jolgorio
Catalanescàndol, tabola
Adjectivesroughready and able to resort to force or violence
rough(of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 6, process
MeaningThe formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion.
Synonymspitting, indentation
Broadercorrosion, corroding, erosionerosion by chemical action
English > roughness: 7 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningharsh or severe speech / speech or behavior.
Examples
  • "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"
  • "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"
Broaderintensificationaction / action that makes something stronger or more extreme / extreme

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