adjective, rough·er, rough·est.
verb (used with object), roughed, rough·ing.
verb (used without object), roughed, rough·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR rough
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Idioms for rough
Origin of rough
OTHER WORDS FROM rough
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roughrough , ruff
How to use rough in a sentence
Geometry also predicted that if you fragmented a flat surface randomly, it would break into rough rectangles, and if you did the same in three dimensions, it would produce rough cubes.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It’s been a rough few weeks for singer John Legend and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, who suffered the devastating loss of their third child in September.John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Are Holding On To Joy After Losing Their Son Jack|Jasmine Grant|November 11, 2020|Essence.com
That’s, unfortunately, just the reality of using limited data to come up with a rough estimate of a disease’s overall spread.
“This time next year we’ll be laughing,” her father liked to say, whenever the family hit a rough patch.The inspiration for Maisie Dobbs? Jacqueline Winspear’s memoir offers charming clues|Zofia Smardz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Curl had some rough moments, too, as he was beat on a touchdown by Evan Engram, but the rookie out of Arkansas showed promise.Hail or Fail: Washington commits five more turnovers than Daniel Jones in ugly loss to Giants|Scott Allen|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
If you call this roughness, I'm sorry, but this Tayyip Erdogan won't change.
After his ejection for unnecessary roughness, Suh also suffered a devastating blow to his reputation.Metta World Peace, David Beckham, and More Flagrant Fouls in Sports|Brittany Jones-Cooper|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for some there remains a brutality here, a roughness born of systematic, racialized oppression and desperate poverty.
The mere quality of smoothness on the canvas is of no consequence or value, any more than the mere quality of roughness is.
Whether that roughness is a thing to be got rid of or not is something for the painter to decide for himself.
Roughness of manner drives our friends from us, and prevents many from becoming friends.Charles Duran|The Author of The Waldos
The roughness of the cheeks gave him an extremely agreeable sensation, and he sought every opportunity of renewing this sensation.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
And talk they did, as well as the roughness of the road and the speed at which they must travel would allow.Fair Margaret|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for rough
- severe towards
- unfortunate for (a person)
Derived forms of roughroughness, noun
Word Origin for rough
Idioms and Phrases with rough
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