From Romantic squish to scabrous satirist to rebel wrangler to, finally, Ambassador of Goodwill.
A very honest woman, amused at this scabrous conversation, but inexperienced.
Carol glanced from the scabrous object to Vida, and realized that she was not joking.
The whole relation had been ruined by entering this scabrous building.
Blades long, dark green, succulent and scabrous: ridges numerous and flat above, but distinct (Fig. 9).
Then we incontinently proceed to stone him to death with scabrous adjectives!
Behind him, standing atop the dented and scabrous garbage cans, Dumont.
The spores are rounded, and rough (scabrous) on the surface.
Lucretius is scabrous and rough in these; he seeks them: as some do Chaucerisms with us, which were better expunged and banished.
The green vanished like a mist, and scabrous desert cacti crept in on prickly feet.
1570s, "harsh, unmusical" (implied in scabrously), from Late Latin scabrosus "rough," from Latin scaber "rough, scaly," related to scabere "to scratch, scrape" (see scabies). Sense in English evolved to "vulgar" (1881), "squalid" (1939), and "nasty, repulsive" (c.1951). Classical literal sense of "rough, rugged" attested in English from 1650s. Related: Scabrously; scabrousness.