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'rough' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'rough'
1. having or caused by an irregular surface
trees with rough bark
rough ground
rough skin
rough blankets
2. (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
she was a diamond in the rough
rough manners
3. not quite exact or correct
a rough guess
4. full of hardship or trials
they were having a rough time
5. violently agitated and turbulent
rough weather
rough seas
6. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
7. ready and able to resort to force or violence
they were rough and determined fighting men
8. of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
9. causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
a rough ride
10. not shaped by cutting or trimming
rough gemstones
11. not carefully or expertly made
rough carpentry
12. not perfected
a rough draft
a few rough sketches
13. unpleasantly stern
the nomad life is rough and hazardous
14. unkind or cruel or uncivil
a rough answer

'rough' - used as a adverb
15. with roughness or violence ('rough' is an informal variant for 'roughly')
they treated him rough
16. with rough motion as over a rough surface
ride rough

'rough' - used as a noun
17. the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

'rough' - used as a verb
18. prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

derived forms
1. Rough / Plural
2. Rough / Past
3. Rough / Third Person
4. Rough / Present Participle
5. Rough / Comparitive
6. Rough / Superlative
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