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coarse-grained

[ kawrs-greynd, kohrs- ]
/ ˈkɔrsˈgreɪnd, ˈkoʊrs- /
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adjective

having a coarse texture or grain.
indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse-grained person with vulgar manners.

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Origin of coarse-grained

First recorded in 1760–70

OTHER WORDS FROM coarse-grained

coarse-grainedness, noun

Words nearby coarse-grained

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British Dictionary definitions for coarse-grained

coarse-grained

adjective

having a large or coarse grain
(of a person) having a coarse nature; gross
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