ROUGH

rough

1. [Adjective]: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

2. [Adjective]: having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "a rough ride"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"; "unsmooth writing"

3. [Adjective]: not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"

4. [Noun]: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

5. [Adverb]: with roughness or violence (`rough'' is an informal variant for `roughly''); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"

6. [Adverb]: with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"

7. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"

8. not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"

9. not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"

10. ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"

11. violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"

12. full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"

13. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

14. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"

15. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

16. [Verb]: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

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