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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of ordinary or poor quality.

Usage examples (36)
  • The coarseness of the cloth made it scratchy and uncomfortable.
  • In proportion as the cultivation of the land was the more unconditionally the foundation of the Egyptian state, the idea of coarseness and barbarism was united with the...
  • The hostess, on the grounds of their alleged "coarseness," complained to Morton that she had been insulted.
  • It is peculiarly delicate, and agreeably flavored, without any of the coarseness which is so often found in plants of the Cabbage tribe. for more
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