coarse

  • 1 coarse´ly — coarse «krs, kohrs», adjective, coars|er, coars|est. 1. made up of fairly large parts; not fine: »coarse salt, coarse sand. 2. heavy or rough in looks or texture: »Burlap is a coarse cloth. The old fisherman had coarse, weathered features. 3.… …

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  • 2 Coarse — (k[=o]rs), a. [Compar. {Coarser} (k[=o]rs [ e]r); superl. {Coarsest}.] [As this word was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 coarse — [kôrs] adj. coarser, coarsest [specialized var. of COURSE in sense of “ordinary or usual order” as in of course] 1. of inferior or poor quality; common [coarse fare] 2. consisting of rather large elements or particles [coarse sand] 3. not fine or …

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  • 4 coarse — coarse, vulgar, gross, obscene, ribald are comparable when applied to persons, their language, or behavior and mean offensive to a person of good taste or moral principles. Coarse is opposed to fine not only with reference to material things (as… …

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  • 5 coarse — [ko:s US ko:rs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from course (ordinary) way (of things) ] 1.) having a rough surface that feels slightly hard = ↑rough ≠ ↑smooth ▪ a jacket of coarse wool 2.) consisting of threads or parts that are thick or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 coarse — [ kɔrs ] adjective * 1. ) feeling rough and hard: a jacket made from coarse gray cloth the coarse outer leaves of the cabbage 2. ) consisting of large or thick pieces: coarse sand 3. ) rude and offensive: They objected to his coarse language …

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  • 7 coarse — kō(ə)rs, kȯ(ə)rs adj 1) visible to the naked eye or by means of a compound microscope <coarse particles> 2) of a tremor of wide excursion <a coarse tremor of the extremities> 3) harsh, raucous, or rough in tone used of some sounds… …

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  • 8 coarse — coarse; coarse·ness; …

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  • 9 coarse — [adj1] not fine, rude base, bawdy, blue*, boorish, brutish, cheap, common, crass, crude, dirty, earthy, filthy, foul, foul mouthed, gross, gruff, immodest, impolite, improper, impure, incult, indelicate, inelegant, loutish, low, lowbred, lowdown… …

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  • 10 coarse — index blatant (obtrusive), brutal, disreputable, impertinent (insolent), inelegant, lascivious, lur …

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  • 11 coarse — early 15c., cors ordinary (modern spelling is from late 16c.), probably adj. use of noun cours (see COURSE (Cf. course)), originally referring to rough cloth for ordinary wear. Developed a sense of rude c.1500 and obscene by 1711. Perhaps related …

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  • 12 coarse — ► ADJECTIVE 1) rough or harsh in texture. 2) consisting of large grains or particles. 3) rude or vulgar in behaviour or speech. 4) of inferior quality. DERIVATIVES coarsely adverb coarseness noun. O …

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  • 13 coarse — 01. The [coarse] sand was very hard on our feet. 02. The [coarse] material of the pants scratched my legs as I ran. 03. Cheap toilet paper is usually quite thin and [coarse]. 04. The men were quite [coarse], and made the women feel uncomfortable …

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  • 14 Coarse — For Course, see Course. Coarse may refer to: Bosnian Coarse Haired Hound, developed by 19th century Bosnian hunters as a scent hound. Coarse bubble diffusers, produce 1/4 to 1/2 inch bubbles which rise rapidly from the floor of a wastewater… …

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  • 15 coarse — adjective (coarser; coarsest) Etymology: Middle English cors, perhaps from course, noun Date: 14th century 1. of ordinary or inferior quality or value ; common 2. a …

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  • 16 coarse */ — UK [kɔː(r)s] / US [kɔrs] adjective Word forms coarse : adjective coarse comparative coarser superlative coarsest 1) a coarse substance or surface feels rough and hard a jacket made from coarse grey cloth the coarse outer leaves of the cabbage 2)… …

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  • 17 coarse — [[t]kɔrs, koʊrs[/t]] adj. coars•er, coars•est 1) composed of relatively large parts or particles: coarse sand[/ex] 2) lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: coarse fabric[/ex] 3) harsh; grating 4) lacking refinement;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 coarse — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] coarser, coarsest 1) ADJ GRADED Coarse things have a rough texture because they consist of thick threads or large pieces. ...a jacket made of very coarse cloth. ...a beach of coarse sand. Syn: rough Ant: fine …

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  • 19 coarse — coarsely, adv. coarseness, n. /kawrs, kohrs/, adj., coarser, coarsest. 1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. 2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric… …

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  • 20 coarse — adjective 1) coarse blankets Syn: rough, scratchy, prickly, wiry Ant: soft 2) his coarse features Syn: large, rough, rough hewn, heavy; …

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