Roughly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌfli|  American pronunciation of the word roughly
Brit.  |ˈrʌfli|  British pronunciation of the word roughly

adverb

- (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct(syn: about, approximately, around, some)

roughly $3,000

- with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')(syn: rough)

he was pushed roughly aside

- with rough motion as over a rough surface (syn: rough)

Examples

Roughly translated, it means “hurry up!”.

The new product is modeled roughly on an earlier design.

He threw the package roughly in the truck.

The guard told us roughly that we had to stand back.

There were roughly 200 people there.

Azaleas flower at roughly the same time each year.

Roughly speaking, I'd say we need about $500.

He grabbed her roughly.

His art is displayed in roughly chronological order.

...the golden age of Dutch culture was roughly coextensive with the Netherlands' reign as a world power...

Montreal is roughly equidistant from New York, Boston, and Toronto.

The regions are on roughly the same longitude.

Roughly chop and parboil the potatoes.

The wall hangings are thought to be roughly contemporary with the tiled floors.

The French 'baccalauréat' exam roughly corresponds to British Alevels.

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