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Main Entry: 1rough
Function: adjective 1 a: having an uneven surface : not smooth b: covered with or made up of coarse and often shaggy hair or bristles <a rough-coated terrier> 2 a: not calm <rough seas> b: being harsh or violent <rough treatment> c: difficult to take or deal with <we've had some rough times> 3 a: harsh to the ear b: coarse or rugged in nature or look 4: not complete or exact <a rough draft> <rough estimate>; also: 1APPROXIMATE <this will give you a rough idea of the house> - roughˇish /rf-ish/ adjective - roughˇlyadverb - roughˇnessnoun synonymsROUGH, HARSH, RUGGED mean not smooth or even. ROUGH implies having points, bristles, ridges, or projections on the surface <rough wood>. HARSH implies having a surface that is unpleasant to the touch <a harsh brush>. RUGGED implies an uneven land surface and suggests difficulty of travel <rugged mountain roads>.