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coarse

[ kawrs, kohrs ]
/ kɔrs, koʊrs /
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adjective, coars·er, coars·est.

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Origin of coarse

First recorded in 1550–60; earlier cors(e), course, cowarce; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM coarse

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH coarse

coarse , course, curse
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British Dictionary definitions for coarse

coarse
/ (kɔːs) /

adjective

rough in texture, structure, etc; not finecoarse sand
lacking refinement or taste; indelicate; vulgarcoarse jokes
of inferior quality; not pure or choice
(of a metal) not refined
(of a screw) having widely spaced threads

Derived forms of coarse

coarsely, adverbcoarseness, noun

Word Origin for coarse

C14: of unknown origin
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