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[ruhf-ish] /ˈrʌf ɪʃ/
rather rough:
a roughish sea.
Origin of roughish
First recorded in 1755-65; rough + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From this state of bliss he was rudely awakened by a roughish poke in the back.

    Red Rooney R.M. Ballantyne
  • I'll watch him, and we can make a roughish sort of bed with the cushions from the gig.

    Bristol Bells Emma Marshall
  • “Lemons and lamprey” must have had a roughish seat, atop of pig and sour cream.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • They say he gave his wife a roughish time of it occasionally.

  • Even as the clerk had said he was a roughish looking customer, and he was sober.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • There will be some roughish work, but I don't think you are the sort of men to shirk it.

    The Second String Nat Gould
  • I've often thought of this tea-table when I've been eating at places where they did things, roughish.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West
  • They're tenant-farmers about here mostly, and rather a roughish lot, as you may say.

    Fenton's Quest

    M. E. Braddon
  • I had to leave school, and get my own living; and I have got it, in a roughish way, from that time to this.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • When he was doing the Mallarm, he put the paper down on a roughish book cover.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for roughish


somewhat rough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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