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Rough vs. Uneven

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Roughadjective

Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.

Unevenadjective

Not even

Roughadjective

Approximate; hasty or careless; not finished.

‘a rough estimate; a rough sketch of a building; a rough plan’;

Unevenadjective

Not level or smooth

Roughadjective

Turbulent.

‘The sea was rough.’;

Unevenadjective

Not uniform

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Roughadjective

Difficult; trying.

‘Being a teenager nowadays can be rough.’;

Unevenadjective

Varying in quality

Roughadjective

Crude; unrefined

‘His manners are a bit rough, but he means well.’;

Unevenadjective

Odd

Roughadjective

Violent; not careful or subtle

‘This box has been through some rough handling.’;

Unevenverb

(transitive) To make uneven.

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Roughadjective

Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating.

‘a rough tone; a rough voice’;

Unevenadjective

Not even; not level; not uniform; rough; as, an uneven road or way; uneven ground.

Roughadjective

Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.

‘a rough diamond’;

Unevenadjective

Not equal; not of equal length.

‘Hebrew verse consists of uneven feet.’;

Roughadjective

Harsh-tasting.

‘rough wine’;

Unevenadjective

Not divisible by two without a remainder; odd; - said of numbers; as, 3, 7, and 11 are uneven numbers.

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Roughadjective

Somewhat ill; sick

Unevenadjective

not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture;

‘an uneven color’; ‘uneven ground’; ‘uneven margins’; ‘wood with an uneven grain’;

Roughadjective

Unwell due to alcohol; hungover

Unevenadjective

(of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents;

‘vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church’;

Roughnoun

The unmowed part of a golf course.

Unevenadjective

inconsistent in quality

Roughnoun

A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.

Roughnoun

(cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.

Roughnoun

The raw material from which faceted or cabochon gems are created.

Roughnoun

A quick sketch, similar to a thumbnail, but larger and more detailed. Meant for artistic brainstorming and a vital step in the design process.

Roughnoun

(obsolete) Boisterous weather.

Roughverb

To create in an approximate form.

‘Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.’;

Roughverb

(ice hockey) To commit the offense of roughing, i.e. to punch another player.

Roughverb

To render rough; to roughen.

Roughverb

To break in (a horse, etc.), especially for military purposes.

Roughverb

To endure primitive conditions.

Roughadverb

In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.

Roughadjective

Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.

Roughadjective

Not polished; uncut; - said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.

‘More unequal than the roughest sea.’;

Roughadjective

Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.

‘A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough.’; ‘A surly boatman, rough as wayes or winds.’;

Roughadjective

Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; - said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.

Roughadjective

Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.

‘On the rough edge of battle.’; ‘A quicker and rougher remedy.’; ‘Kind words prevent a good deal of that perverseness which rough and imperious usage often produces.’;

Roughadjective

Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.

Roughadjective

Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.

‘He stayeth his rough wind.’; ‘Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.’;

Roughadjective

Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.

Roughadjective

Produced offhand.

Roughnoun

Boisterous weather.

Roughnoun

A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.

‘Contemplating the people in the rough.’;

Roughadverb

In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.

‘Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in their boats.’;

Roughverb

To render rough; to roughen.

Roughverb

To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.

Roughverb

To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; - with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.

Roughnoun

the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

Roughverb

prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

Roughadjective

having or caused by an irregular surface;

‘trees with rough bark’; ‘rough ground’; ‘a rough ride’; ‘rough skin’; ‘rough blankets’; ‘his unsmooth face’; ‘unsmooth writing’;

Roughadjective

(of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse;

‘she was a diamond in the rough’; ‘rough manners’;

Roughadjective

not quite exact or correct;

‘the approximate time was 10 o'clock’; ‘a rough guess’; ‘a ballpark estimate’;

Roughadjective

full of hardship or trials;

‘the rocky road to success’; ‘they were having a rough time’;

Roughadjective

violently agitated and turbulent;

‘boisterous winds and waves’; ‘the fierce thunders roar me their music’; ‘rough weather’; ‘rough seas’;

Roughadjective

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound;

‘a gravelly voice’;

Roughadjective

ready and able to resort to force or violence;

‘pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance’; ‘they were rough and determined fighting men’;

Roughadjective

of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

Roughadjective

not shaped by cutting or trimming;

‘an uncut diamond’; ‘rough gemstones’;

Roughadjective

not carefully or expertly made;

‘managed to make a crude splint’; ‘a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them’; ‘rough carpentry’;

Roughadjective

not perfected;

‘a rough draft’; ‘a few rough sketches’;

Roughadjective

unpleasantly stern;

‘wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus’; ‘the nomad life is rough and hazardous’;

Roughadverb

with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly');

‘he was pushed roughly aside’; ‘they treated him rough’;

Roughadverb

with rough motion as over a rough surface;

‘ride rough’;

Roughadjective

having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level

‘her skin felt dry and rough’; ‘they had to carry the victim across the rough, stony ground’;

Roughadjective

denoting the face of a tennis or squash racket on which the loops formed from the stringing process project (used as a call when the racket is spun to decide the right to serve first or to choose ends).

Roughadjective

(of a person or their behaviour) not gentle; violent or boisterous

‘pushchairs should be capable of withstanding rough treatment’;

Roughadjective

(of an area or occasion) characterized by violent behaviour

‘the workmen hate going to the rough estates’;

Roughadjective

(of weather or the sea) wild and stormy

‘the lifeboat crew braved rough seas to rescue a couple’;

Roughadjective

not finished tidily or decoratively; plain and basic

‘the customers sat at rough wooden tables’;

Roughadjective

put together as a temporary measure; makeshift

‘he had one arm in a rough sling’;

Roughadjective

lacking sophistication or refinement

‘she took care of him in her rough, kindly way’;

Roughadjective

not fully worked out or including every detail

‘he had a rough draft of his new novel’;

Roughadjective

(of stationery) used for making preliminary notes

‘rough paper’;

Roughadjective

(of a voice) harsh and rasping

‘his voice was rough with barely suppressed fury’;

Roughadjective

(of wine or another alcoholic drink) sharp or harsh in taste

‘he refilled the mug with rough cider’;

Roughadjective

not exact or precise; approximate

‘it'll cost about £50, at a rough guess’; ‘they had a rough idea of when the murder took place’;

Roughadjective

difficult and unpleasant or unfair

‘the first day of a job is rough on everyone’; ‘the teachers gave me a rough time because my image didn't fit’;

Roughadjective

unwell

‘the altitude had hit her and she was feeling rough’;

Roughadverb

in a manner that lacks gentleness; harshly or violently

‘treat 'em rough but treat 'em fair’;

Roughnoun

a disreputable and violent person

‘the rear of the column was attacked by roughs’;

Roughnoun

(on a golf course) longer grass around the fairway and the green

‘his second shot lay in the rough’;

Roughnoun

a preliminary sketch

‘I did a rough to work out the scale of the lettering’;

Roughnoun

an uncut precious stone

‘miners discovered one of the biggest diamond roughs in history’;

Roughverb

work or shape (something) in a rough, preliminary fashion

‘flat surfaces of wood are roughed down’;

Roughverb

produce a preliminary and unfinished version of something

‘the engineer roughed out a diagram on his notepad’;

Roughverb

make uneven

‘rough up the icing with a palette knife’;

Roughverb

live in discomfort with only basic necessities

‘she'd had to rough it alone in digs’;

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