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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Harsh or severe speech or behavior; An unpolished unrefined quality; A texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven;

Usage examples (38)
  • Men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity
  • The roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet
  • Not just on acting ability, but all of them have a certain roughness to their appearance which Ledger just doesn't have.
  • The chaos and irregularity of the world - Mandelbrot referred to it as "roughness" - is something to be celebrated. for more
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