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
Can be confusedrough ruff
Examples from the Web for roughly
These (roughly) $2,500 ceremonies are supposedly about encouraging “positive feelings” on the part of the single brides.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a multimillion-dollar business in which roughly 15 million fowl die a year.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since 1987, there have been roughly 1,300 cases filed under the blasphemy laws, according to varied reports.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They found that there are roughly 1,900 hydrogen atoms for each deuterium atom in the water on Comet 67P.
Roughly one out of every 33 women who enter the federal prison system is pregnant.
Roughly speaking, one-quarter of the population of Pittsburgh is foreign-born.
When too roughly frolicsome, he rebuked them gently, so as not to mortify them, or spoil the natural buoyancy of their character.
Don't you know that I would sooner perish beneath the waves than that a drop of water should touch you roughly?Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
The elastic displacement corresponds to electrostatic charge,—roughly speaking, to electricity.The Ether of Space|Oliver Lodge
All his life long has Dudda the Collier bided with me, serving well and roughly, but in all most faithfully, as is his wont.A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for roughly (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for roughly (2 of 2)
- severe towards
- unfortunate for (a person)
Derived Formsroughness, noun
Word Origin for rough
Idioms and Phrases with roughly
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