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1. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] having or caused by an irregular surface.

Synonyms

  • lined
  • rugose
  • slubbed
  • wartlike
  • nubby
  • homespun
  • imbricate
  • nubbly
  • stony
  • sandpapery
  • leprose
  • scurfy
  • pocked
  • bouldered
  • uneven
  • costate
  • corded
  • coarse
  • scratchy
  • unironed
  • roughish
  • ribbed
  • cracked
  • pebbly
  • saw-like
  • wrinkled
  • twilled
  • squamulose
  • harsh
  • warty
  • barky
  • cragged
  • rugged
  • unpolished
  • irregular
  • abrasive
  • rockbound
  • rocky
  • verrucose
  • scabrous
  • mountainous
  • shingly
  • seamed
  • bouldery
  • chapped
  • craggy
  • nonslippery
  • coarse-textured
  • bumpy
  • crushed
  • imbricated
  • unsmooth
  • hilly
  • bullate
  • potholed
  • lepidote
  • shagged
  • alligatored
  • rough-textured
  • scabby
  • scaly
  • shaggy
  • tweedy
  • pockmarked
  • broken
  • gravelly
  • textured
  • roughened

Antonyms

  • regular
  • even
  • fine
  • ironed
  • smooth
  • slippery

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Rough

  • mcduff
  • macduff
  • rebuff
  • mcgough
  • mcgeough
  • lebouef
  • leboeuf
  • stuff
  • stough
  • snuff
  • slough
  • scuff
  • pluff
  • gruff
  • fluff
  • enough
  • cluff
  • bruff
  • bluff
  • acuff
  • tuff
  • tough
  • shuff
  • schuff
  • ruff
  • ruf
  • puff
  • muff
  • luff
  • huff

Example sentences of the word rough


1. Adjective
Brush your hand over a brick wall to get an idea of just how rough the material is.

Quotes containing the word rough


1. In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network.
- Gail Sheehy

2. I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn't mean that we didn't have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor.
- Patti Smith

3. I've had great success and I've had catastrophic failure. It's really how you handle the rough stuff that defines you, I think.
- Peter Berg

2. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse.

Antonyms

  • delicate

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] not quite exact or correct.

Synonyms

  • inexact
  • approximate

Antonyms

  • superior
  • good-natured
  • sane

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] violently agitated and turbulent.

Synonyms

  • fierce
  • stormy

Antonyms

  • soft
  • unblemished
  • variability

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound.

Synonyms

  • cacophonous
  • cacophonic
  • rasping
  • raspy
  • gravelly
  • grating

Antonyms

  • unlined
  • urban
  • factory-made
  • softhearted

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] ready and able to resort to force or violence.

Synonyms

  • aggressive

Antonyms

  • flexible
  • unbordered

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] full of hardship or trials.

Synonyms

  • hard
  • rocky

Antonyms

  • consistent
  • equal
  • ribless

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rough

adverb. ['ˈrʌf'] with roughness or violence (rough' is an informal variant forroughly').

Antonyms

  • normal

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. rough

verb. ['ˈrʌf'] prepare in preliminary or sketchy form.

Synonyms

  • rough out
  • rough in

Antonyms

  • little
  • lowland
  • seamless

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. rough

adjective. ['ˈrʌf'] unkind or cruel or uncivil.

Synonyms

  • unkind

Antonyms

  • unwrinkled
  • unfurrowed

Etymology

  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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