Associations to the word «Rough»


ROUGH, adjective. Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
ROUGH, adjective. Approximate; hasty or careless; not finished.
ROUGH, adjective. Turbulent.
ROUGH, adjective. Difficult; trying.
ROUGH, adjective. Crude; unrefined
ROUGH, adjective. Violent; not careful or subtle
ROUGH, adjective. Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating.
ROUGH, adjective. Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
ROUGH, adjective. Harsh-tasting.
ROUGH, noun. The unmowed part of a golf course.
ROUGH, noun. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
ROUGH, noun. (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
ROUGH, noun. The raw material from which faceted or cabochon gems are created.
ROUGH, noun. A quick sketch, similar to a thumbnail, but larger and more detailed. Meant for artistic brainstorming and a vital step in the design process.
ROUGH, noun. (obsolete) Boisterous weather.
ROUGH, verb. To create in an approximate form.
ROUGH, verb. (ice hockey) To commit the offense of roughing, i.e. to punch another player.
ROUGH, verb. To render rough; to roughen.
ROUGH, verb. To break in (a horse, etc.), especially for military purposes.
ROUGH, adverb. In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
ROUGH AND READY, adjective. (idiomatic) (often hyphenated when placed immediately before the modified noun) Crude or unpolished, but still fit for use; good enough.
ROUGH AND TUMBLE, noun. Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLE, adjective. Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLE, verb. Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of rough and tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLES, noun. Plural of rough and tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rough and tumble
ROUGH AND TUMBLING, verb. Present participle of rough and tumble
ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, adjective. (idiomatic) In need of refinement; unsophisticated.
ROUGH BREATHING, noun. The sound equivalent to an initial "h" before a vowel or an "r" in Ancient Greek.
ROUGH BREATHING, noun. The mark used to indicate the occurrence of the sound.
ROUGH BREATHINGS, noun. Plural of rough breathing
ROUGH COLLIE, noun. A longhaired breed of dog originating from Scotland, originally used as sheepdog.
ROUGH DIAMOND, noun. Alternative form of diamond in the rough
ROUGH ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM, noun. (cytology) The cytoplasm facing region of the endoplasmic reticulum, occupied by ribosomes that are involved in the formation of membrane and secretory proteins.
ROUGH FISH, noun. Any fish not considered valuable as sport fish nor used as bait or for food.
ROUGH HAWKSBEARD, noun. The plant Crepis biennis.
ROUGH HORSETAIL, noun. A plant in the taxonomic genus Equisetum (horsetails); Equisetum hyemale.
ROUGH HORSETAILS, noun. Plural of rough horsetail
ROUGH HOUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of roughhouse
ROUGH IT, verb. To endure hard living conditions; to live without ordinary comforts.
ROUGH LEMON, noun. Citrus jhambiri, a lemon with a rough skin and very sour pulp.
ROUGH LEMONS, noun. Plural of rough lemon
ROUGH MUSIC, noun. (UK) (now historical) Improvised noise created by banging saucepans, scrap metal etc., especially as a way for communities to express outrage or displeasure at someone's behaviour. [from 18th c.]
ROUGH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to produce (a plan, diagram etc.) in rough
ROUGH SLEDDING, noun. (idiomatic) A difficult period of time.
ROUGH SLEEPER, noun. (idiomatic) A homeless person.
ROUGH SLEEPERS, noun. Plural of rough sleeper
ROUGH TRADE, noun. (slang) Rough, aggressive male homosexual.
ROUGH TRADE, noun. Violent or brutal sexuality
ROUGH TROT, noun. (idiomatic) A series of difficult circumstances.
ROUGH UP, verb. To manhandle or beat up
ROUGH UP, verb. To make rough, to roughen (especially doing so to wood while raising the grain)
ROUGH UP THE BULLPEN, verb. (baseball) (of the offensive team) To manage easily to hit pitching by the starting and relief pitchers of the opposing team, despite the types of pitches thrown or the skill of the pitchers.

Dictionary definition

ROUGH, noun. The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short.
ROUGH, verb. Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form.
ROUGH, adverb. With roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough".
ROUGH, adverb. With rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough".
ROUGH, adjective. Having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face".
ROUGH, adjective. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners".
ROUGH, adjective. Not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate".
ROUGH, adjective. Full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time".
ROUGH, adjective. Violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas".
ROUGH, adjective. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice".
ROUGH, 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".
ROUGH, adjective. Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped.
ROUGH, adjective. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride".
ROUGH, adjective. Not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones".
ROUGH, adjective. Not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry".
ROUGH, adjective. Not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches".
ROUGH, adjective. Unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous".
ROUGH, adjective. Unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer".

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