Student Thesaurus

One entry found for coarse.
Entry Word: coarse
Function: adjective
Text: 1 made up of large particles <coarse rock salt was sprinkled on the icy walkway>
Synonyms grainy, granular, granulated
Related Words rough; unfiltered, unrefined; gravelly, gritty, sandy; pebbly, rocky, stony (also stoney); lumpy, mealy
Near Antonyms smooth; filtered, pulverized, refined
Antonyms dusty, fine, floury, powdery
2 lacking in refinement or good taste <the hockey player's coarse manners turned his date off completely>
Synonyms common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, low, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, roughhewn, rude, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar
Related Words boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, loutish, ungentlemanly; clumsy, lubberly, lumpish, oafish; inconsiderate, insensitive, thoughtless; countrified (also countryfied), provincial, rustic; graceless, inelegant, tacky
Near Antonyms aristocratic, courtly, patrician; elegant, graceful, gracious; considerate, sensitive, thoughtful; citified, sophisticated, urbane
Antonyms cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, well-bred
3 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society <offended by its coarse humor> -- see OBSCENE 1
4 harsh and dry in sound <a coarse laugh> -- see HOARSE
5 not having a level or smooth surface <the coarse surface of the sandpaper> -- see UNEVEN 1
6 of low quality <coarse imitations of quality merchandise> -- see CHEAP 2