English dictionary definition of:

rough


Noun

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

Verb

  • prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

Adjective

  • having or caused by an irregular surface
  • of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  • causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • not shaped by cutting or trimming
  • (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
  • not quite exact or correct
  • full of hardship or trials
  • violently agitated and turbulent
  • unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • ready and able to resort to force or violence
  • not carefully or expertly made
  • not perfected
  • unpleasantly stern
  • unkind or cruel or uncivil

Adverb

  • with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
  • with rough motion as over a rough surface

Thesaurus

approximate   approximative   boisterous   bumpy   crude   fierce   grating   gravelly   harsh   jolting   jolty   jumpy   pugnacious   rasping   raspy   rocky   roughly   scratchy   uncut   unsmooth  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ough words Set 1 and learn about the word rough in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 17. ough and augh words.

View spelling list Short /u/ spelled ou and learn about the word rough in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Other Spellzone word lists: Engineering (aviation) Set 3

Scrabble score for rough


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 14:57:53 on 16-05-22

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