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coarse

coarse

 
 
pronunciation:
kors
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: coarser, coarsest
definition 1: of poor or faulty quality.
The fabric was surprisingly coarse considering its price.
synonyms:
faulty, flawed, inferior, second-rate, shabby, shoddy
similar words:
bad, base, crude, imperfect, mediocre, poor, raunchy
definition 2: having large grains or particles, or a rough texture.
Sea salt is more coarse than regular table salt.The new cotton sheets were coarse and scratchy.
synonyms:
jagged, rough
antonyms:
fine, smooth
similar words:
bristly, bumpy, knobbly, nubbly, nubby, prickly, scratchy, uneven
definition 3: lacking social refinement or sensitivity; crude; vulgar.
He was a man of coarse manners who ate noisily and scraped his plate with his knife.Some guests were offended by his coarse humor.
synonyms:
crass, crude, ill-bred, indecent, rude, scurrilous, uncivil, uncouth, unmannered, unrefined, vulgar
antonyms:
delicate, elegant, fine, ladylike, refined, sophisticated
similar words:
barbarous, boorish, common, dirty, gross, ill-mannered, lewd, low, raffish, raunchy, raw, ribald, rough, rudimentary, rugged, unsophisticated
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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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