rough


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unwell

outline

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thug

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rough and ready: makeshift

rough and ready: unrefined

rough someone up

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consisting of or covered with large particles

causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort

hard to deal with or get out of

marked by vigorous physical exertion

in a primitive state; not domesticated or cultivated; produced by nature

not perfected, elaborated, or completed

lacking expert, careful craftsmanship

to be rough or brutal with

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rough in: to draw up a preliminary plan or version of

rough up: to injure or damage, as by abuse or heavy wear

a preliminary plan or version, as of a written work

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the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

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having or caused by an irregular surface

(of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse

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not quite exact or correct

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full of hardship or trials

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violently agitated and turbulent

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unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

ready and able to resort to force or violence

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of the margin of a leaf shape

causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

not shaped by cutting or trimming

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not carefully or expertly made

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not perfected

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unpleasantly stern

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unkind or cruel or uncivil

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with roughness or violence ('rough' is an informal variant for 'roughly')

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with rough motion as over a rough surface

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References in classic literature ?
He hefted the bag, first in one palm, then in the other, and at last he wheeled his chair slowly around before the table, and in the rays of his small lamp let the glittering gems roll out upon the rough wood.
At the sight of them the rough took to his heels, and was instantly screened from view by a veil of his friends and neighbors.
He was marred and scarred by that mysterious world of rough men and rougher deeds, the outposts of which began beyond her horizon.
A rough, deep voice, which I should certainly never have supposed to be the voice of a woman, hailed us from the inner side of the paling.
cried one rough looking fellow in a tattered jerkin.
The rest of the Wheelers had now reached the foot of the hill, but it was evident that their wheels would not roll upon the rough and jagged rocks, and therefore they were helpless to follow Dorothy and the hen to where they had taken refuge.
Now bees, as may be clearly seen by examining the edge of a growing comb, do make a rough, circumferential wall or rim all round the comb; and they gnaw into this from the opposite sides, always working circularly as they deepen each cell.
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
Wide and far swung Tarzan of the Apes, until at last, as he reached the highest point of the arc the rope, which rapidly had frayed on the rough bark of the tree limb, parted suddenly.
The water is very rough and we're afraid he will be drowned.
And ye also, to whom life is rough labour and disquiet, are ye not very tired of life?
They were a rough lot indeed, as sailors mostly are: being men rooted out of all the kindly parts of life, and condemned to toss together on the rough seas, with masters no less cruel.
They's been too much drink, an' you know what the Micks are for a rough house.
He's a rough man, and thinks nothing of blood when his own is up.
Respect associations, Tommy, even if you do cut up rough.