Associations to the word «Coarse»


COARSE, adjective. Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
COARSE, adjective. Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
COARSE FISH, noun. Any fish that is not a game fish, and thus historically disdained by recreational anglers.

Dictionary definition

COARSE, adjective. Of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave".
COARSE, adjective. Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich".
COARSE, adjective. Of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats