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Words nearby rougher
Definition for rougher (2 of 2)
adjective, rough·er, rough·est.
verb (used with object), roughed, rough·ing.
verb (used without object), roughed, rough·ing.
Origin of rough
SYNONYMS FOR rough
OTHER WORDS FROM rough
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roughrough ruff
Example sentences from the Web for rougher
Having lived in the rougher parts of Brooklyn, he thought he might have helped if only he had a hammer in his hand.
Sheila Johnson has had a rougher time as a political activist.
Meanwhile, in Israel, Netanyahu has been having a rougher time.
As he was travelling upstream the country was becoming higher and rougher.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
The sanctuary contains a sedile and piscina, and a stoup and a rougher piscina will be found in the nave.Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
For the rougher outside work there were a number of Italians, whom Adelle liked to entertain with her tourist Italian.Clark's Field|Robert Herrick
She was angered by him; she was in the mood to make herself seem all the rougher, fiercer, naughtier, and more callous.Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
The bar of McGinty's saloon was crowded as usual; for it was the favourite loafing place of all the rougher elements of the town.The Valley of Fear|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for rougher
- severe towards
- unfortunate for (a person)
Derived forms of roughroughness, noun
Word Origin for rough
Idioms and Phrases with rougher
In addition to the idioms beginning with rough
- rough and ready
- rough and tumble
- rough it
- rough on, be
- rough out
- rough up
- diamond in the rough
- ride roughshod over
- take the rough with the smooth
- when the going gets rough