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Another word for coarse

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Adjective
  1. Lacking in delicacy or refinement

  2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency

    See also:

    decent

  3. Consisting of or covered with large particles

      1. Having a surface marked by irregularities, protuberances, or ridges; not smooth:
      2. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
      3. Difficult to travel over or through:
      1. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
      2. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky:
      1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains:
      2. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data:
      3. Consisting of multiple diverse or discrete elements:
      1. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
      2. Resembling the grain of wood.
      3. Having a granular appearance, as from the clumping of particles in the emulsion of a photograph.
    See also:

    smooth

  4. Having a surface that is not smooth

    See also:

    smooth

Another word for coarse

Modifier
  1. Not fine or smooth

      1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains:
      2. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data:
      3. Consisting of multiple diverse or discrete elements:
      1. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
      2. Resembling the grain of wood.
      3. Having a granular appearance, as from the clumping of particles in the emulsion of a photograph.
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Having a surface marked by irregularities, protuberances, or ridges; not smooth:
      2. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
      3. Difficult to travel over or through:
  2. Lacking in refinement

  3. Of poor quality

Synonym Study

  • Ribald suggests such mild indecency or lewdness as might bring laughter from those who are not too squeamish ribald jokes
  • Obscene is used of that which is offensive to decency and implies lewdness obscene gestures
  • Vulgar emphasizes a lack of culture, refinement, or good taste vulgar ostentation, or may imply indecency vulgar language
  • Indelicate suggests impropriety, immodesty, or tactlessness an indelicate remark
  • Gross suggests a crudeness or coarseness that is brutish or repellent gross table manners
  • Coarse , in this comparison, implies such a lack of refinement in manners or speech as to be offensive to one's aesthetic or moral sense coarse laughter