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  1. [adverb] with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
    Synonyms: ly

  2. [adverb] with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"
    Synonyms: ly

  3. [noun] the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

  4. [verb] prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    Synonyms: in, out

  5. [adjective] having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "a rough ride"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"; "unsmooth writing"
    Synonyms: unsmooth

  6. [adjective] (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"

  7. [adjective] not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
    Synonyms: approximate, approximative

  8. [adjective] full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
    Synonyms: rocky

  9. [adjective] violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
    Synonyms: boisterous, fierce

  10. [adjective] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
    Synonyms: grating, gravel, gravelly, rasping, raspy

  11. [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"
    Synonyms: pugnacious

  12. [adjective] of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

  13. [adjective] not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
    Synonyms: uncut

  14. [adjective] not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
    Synonyms: crude

  15. [adjective] not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"

  16. [adjective] unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
    Synonyms: harsh


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