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Meaning of rough

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal
             variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside";
             "they treated him rough" [syn: {roughly}, {rough}]
      2: with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough" [syn:
         {roughly}, {rough}]
      adj 1: having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with
             rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough
             blankets"; "his unsmooth face" [syn: {rough}, {unsmooth}]
             [ant: {smooth}]
      2: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she
         was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
      3: not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10
         o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" [syn:
         {approximate}, {approximative}, {rough}]
      4: full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success";
         "they were having a rough time" [syn: {rocky}, {rough}]
      5: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and
         waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra
         Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: {boisterous},
         {fierce}, {rough}]
      6: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
         [syn: {grating}, {gravelly}, {rasping}, {raspy}, {rough},
      7: 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" [syn: {pugnacious}, {rough}]
      8: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed
         or scalloped [ant: {smooth}]
      9: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a
         rough ride" [syn: {rough}, {rocky}, {bumpy}, {jolty},
         {jolting}, {jumpy}] [ant: {smooth}]
      10: not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond";
          "rough gemstones" [syn: {uncut}, {rough}] [ant: {cut}]
      11: not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude
          splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them";
          "rough carpentry" [syn: {crude}, {rough}]
      12: not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
      13: unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand
          and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" [syn:
          {harsh}, {rough}]
      14: unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and
          unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer" [syn: {harsh},
      n 1: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the
           grass is not cut short
      v 1: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form [syn: {rough in},
           {rough}, {rough out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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