1. a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑raggedness
Ant: ↑smoothness
Derivationally related forms: ↑ragged (for: ↑raggedness), ↑rough
Hypernyms: ↑texture
2. an unpolished unrefined quality (Freq. 1)

the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her

Syn: ↑crudeness
Derivationally related forms: ↑rough, ↑crude (for: ↑crudeness)
Hypernyms: ↑inelegance
3. the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑harshness
Derivationally related forms: ↑rough, ↑harsh (for: ↑harshness)
Hypernyms: ↑unpleasantness
Hyponyms: ↑gruffness, ↑hoarseness, ↑huskiness
4. used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
Syn: ↑choppiness, ↑rough water
Derivationally related forms: ↑rough, ↑choppy (for: ↑choppiness)
Hypernyms: ↑storminess
5. the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
Syn: ↑pitting, ↑indentation
Derivationally related forms: ↑indent (for: ↑indentation), ↑pit (for: ↑pitting)
Hypernyms: ↑corrosion, ↑corroding, ↑erosion
6. rowdy behavior
Syn: ↑rowdiness, ↑rowdyism, ↑disorderliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑disorderly (for: ↑disorderliness), ↑rough, ↑rowdy (for: ↑rowdiness)
Hypernyms: ↑disorder
7. harsh or severe speech or behavior

men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity


the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet

Hypernyms: ↑intensification

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