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1. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven.

Synonyms

  • burl
  • granularity
  • shagginess
  • tweediness
  • prickliness
  • raggedness
  • scratchiness
  • coarseness
  • abrasiveness
  • spininess
  • knot
  • bristliness
  • slub
  • texture
  • harshness
  • thorniness
  • nubbiness
  • graininess
  • bumpiness

Antonyms

  • untie
  • fine
  • coarse
  • courtesy

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Roughness

  • toughness

Example sentences of the word roughness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Anyone who has been around a cat has undoubtedly felt the roughness of a cat tongue.

2. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] an unpolished unrefined quality.

Synonyms

  • inelegance

Antonyms

  • unknot
  • untwine

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses.

Synonyms

  • harshness
  • unpleasantness
  • huskiness
  • hoarseness

Antonyms

  • niceness
  • pleasure
  • tidiness
  • orderliness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion.

Synonyms

  • corroding
  • erosion
  • corrosion
  • pitting

Antonyms

  • organic disorder
  • stability
  • reassure
  • good weather

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] harsh or severe speech or behavior.

Antonyms

  • unravel

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] rowdy behavior.

Synonyms

  • disorderliness
  • rowdiness
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • politeness
  • tastefulness
  • decrease
  • sleekness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. roughness

noun. ['ˈrʌfnəs'] used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather.

Synonyms

  • rough water
  • choppiness

Antonyms

  • slipperiness
  • slip
  • texture

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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