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coarse

coarse

 
pronunciation:
kors
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: coarser, coarsest
definition 1: having large grains or pieces, or a rough surface.
The truck dumped a load of coarse gravel for the new driveway.This coarse wool cloth scratches my skin.
synonyms:
rough
antonyms:
fine, smooth
similar words:
bristly, prickly, uneven
definition 2: without social skills; crude; vulgar.
His coarse way of speaking doesn't win him many friends.
synonyms:
crude, indecent, rude, vulgar
antonyms:
delicate, sophisticated
similar words:
dirty, gross, low, rough
derivations: coarsely (adv.), coarseness (n.)
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Are you looking for the word course? Coarse and course sound alike but have different meanings.
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