Coarse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɔːrs|  American pronunciation of the word coarse
Brit.  |kɔːs|  British pronunciation of the word coarse

adjective

- lacking refinement or cultivation or taste(syn: common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar)

he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind

- of low or inferior quality or value(syn: common)

of what coarse metal ye are molded

Examples

The dog has a thick, coarse coat.

The fabric varies in texture from coarse to fine.

The same coarse garment served them for summer and winter.

The coarse sand was hot and rough under her feet.

he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind

of what coarse metal ye are molded

He had a heavy face and a shrivelled nose and thick, coarse, bunched up skin.

Around the throbbing machinery was a frame of coarse wire net.

...a coarse brute of a man who was prone to currish acts of violence against women...

She had a coarse, vulgar laugh.

Unlettered swains and ploughmen coarse they slight.

She spoke in a quite voice but used remarkably coarse expressions.

Word forms

adjective
comparative: coarser
superlative: coarsest
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