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Dictionary definition for: Rough

1. (n) the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

2. (v) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

3. (a) 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"

4. (r) with roughness or violence (`rough" is an informal variant for "roughly'') "he was pushed roughly aside" "they treated him rough"

5. (s) (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough" "rough manners"

6. (r) with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough"

7. (s) not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock" "a rough guess" "a ballpark estimate"

8. (s) full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success" "they were having a rough time"

9. (s) violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves" "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather" "rough seas"

10. (s) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

11. (s) 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"

12. (a) of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

13. (a) not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond" "rough gemstones"

14. (s) not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint" "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them" "rough carpentry"

15. (s) not perfected; "a rough draft" "a few rough sketches"

16. (s) unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus" "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

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