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Dictionary definition for: Coarse

1. (a) of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch; "coarse meal" "coarse sand" "a coarse weave"

2. (s) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind" "behavior that branded him as common" "an untutored and uncouth human being" "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy" "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"

3. (s) of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

4. (s) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language" "a crude joke" "crude behavior" "an earthy sense of humor" "a revoltingly gross expletive" "a vulgar gesture" "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

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