[ 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"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
One day when he attended a war memorial ceremony in Westminster_Abbey his view was obstructed by a stout man on his left , his attention turned to the irregular pattern of the rough slab flooring and someone , clasping him by the arm , whispered , `` I want a word with you , please '' .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
The particles appeared rough and undoubtedly the single crystal domains are smaller than this .(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
A rough attempt was made to characterize the vertical profile of the cloud by taking samples from outside the windows on the first , ninth , and fifteenth floors of a Government_office building .(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
( 1 ) When an object was placed in the patient 's hand , he had no difficulty determining whether it was warm or cold , sharp or blunt , rough or smooth , flexible , soft , or hard ; and he could tell , simply by the feel of it , whether it was made of wood , iron , cloth , rubber , and_so_on .(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Even_so , he could not ease the tension of his body ; the rough surface of the earth itself seemed to resist every attempt on his part to relax .
smooth rocky crushed cragged alligatored homespun chapped lined abrasive textured puckered costate barky broken verrucose squamulose bullate scabby imbricate lepidote pocked bumpy roughish rugose shagged corduroy corded sandpapery irregular uneven coarse nonslippery unpolished unironed
[ adjective ] not quite exact or correct
"the approximate time was 10 o'clock" "a rough guess" "a ballpark estimate"
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
There seems to be a rough correlation between the initial and ultimate lengths , starting with the smallest ( boa_constrictor ) and ending with the largest ( anaconda ) .(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Yet he never allowed these models to become fixed in his mind ; they remained rough starting_points .
[ adjective ] (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
"she was a diamond in the rough" "rough manners"
Used in print(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)
One handled the salesman in a friendly manner , another in a rough manner , and the third in a hesitating manner .(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Oil-field workers were a rough tough lot .
[ adjective ] violently agitated and turbulent
"boisterous winds and waves" "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound "rough weather" "rough seas"
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
Once , after the Discovery lay for a week in rough weather , Hudson ordered the anchor raised before the sea had calmed .
[ adjective ] 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"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
He then got a job with the Chicago_Herald-Examiner as a circulation_slugger , a rough fighter employed to see that his paper 's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors .
[ verb ] (food) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
But at the end of the sitting , when Michelangelo showed him the quick , free drawings , with the mother roughed in , holding her son , the model grasped what Michelangelo was_after , and promised to speak_to his friends .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22674
[ adverb ] with rough motion as over a rough surface
[ adjective ] not perfected
"a rough draft" "a few rough sketches"
[ adjective ] (botany) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped