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Synonyms for scabrous

having a surface that is not smooth

bordering on indelicacy or impropriety

Synonyms for scabrous

dealing with salacious or indecent material

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Albrecht Darer, for example, seems not to have had a taste for the scabrous subject.
There had been cheap serial publications before, but Reynolds was the most successful in offering what was wanted; this included not only the sensational, the heavily romantic and the scabrous but also the subversive.
But, in the end, its association with scabrous invective or eldritch tales may have narrowed its appeal to writers who did not wish to seem quaint or provincial (or to favour witchcraft).
Kevin McAleer writes about the modern German duel in a style that is both scabrous and grotesque, making no effort to conceal his vast contempt for the metaphysical pretence and social imposture of the duel's historic defenders and practitioners.
Full of critical judgments, scabrous anecdotes, descriptive sketches, literary gossip, and thumbnail portraits, the complete Journal is at once a revealing autobiography and a monumental history of social and literary life in 19th-century Paris.
The troubled 'Mad' Max Rockatansky is left for dead by a gang of marauding scavengers who steal his iconic Interceptor car as a prize for warlord Scabrous Scrotus, son of Fury Road villain Immortan Joe.
Altmann cast his sculptures in spherical plastic terraria that cracked and broke like eggshells, so that the globes' surfaces are alternately transparent plastic and scabrous concrete.
However, that particular album's abrasive parting shot, 30 Year War, bristled with intention and stoked the fires, paving the way for the spiky, scabrous and sonically-emboldened Futurology.
The revival of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill masterpiece tells the scabrous tale of lowlifes in Victorian England.
Pollard can do the lurching, scabrous rock of Zero Elasticity and Planet Score, while varnishing his arch social commentary with the sweetest tunes in Calling Up Washington, the keenly beautiful Save The Company and the Byrds-like Record Level Love.
LEMEN don't prefer blondes in this scabrous black comedy about a faded beauty queen who clings to the past to avoid acknowledging the loneliness and despair that hang over her like cheap perfume.
GENTLEMEN don't prefer blondes in Young Adult, a scabrous black comedy about a faded beauty queen who clings on to the past to avoid acknowledging the loneliness and despair that hang over her like cheap perfume.
A fitting description of the performance would be the scabrous social comment of Bill Hicks told in the voice of Bernard Manning.
Everything is given a uniquely Frankie spin - scabrous, sharp and scathing.
Here's the email and scabrous reply from the International Development Department member.