1. Having or caused by an irregular surface (synset 302246206)
    "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
  2. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse (synset 301958019)
    "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
  3. Not quite exact or correct (synset 300919090)
    "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  4. Full of hardship or trials (synset 300751523)
    "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
  5. Violently agitated and turbulent (synset 300305748)
    "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  6. Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound (synset 300300342)
    "a gravelly voice"
  7. Ready and able to resort to force or violence (synset 300084822)
    "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"; "they were rough and determined fighting men"
  8. Of the margin of a leaf shape;
    Having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped (synset 302253147)
  9. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements (synset 302251311)
    "a rough ride"
  10. Not shaped by cutting or trimming (synset 300667354)
    "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
  11. Not carefully or expertly made (synset 302237329)
    "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
  12. Not perfected (synset 301818468)
    "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
  13. Unpleasantly stern (synset 301808700)
    "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
  14. Unkind or cruel or uncivil (synset 301377110)
    "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer"
  1. The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short (synset 108658537)
  1. With roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly') (synset 400355829)
    "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
  2. With rough motion as over a rough surface (synset 400355712)
    "ride rough"
  1. Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form (synset 201758260)

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