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Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
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  1. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
  2. Lacking polish or finesse:
  3. Sounding harsh; discordant; jarring
(Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
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  1. (Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
  2. Awkward; clumsy; ungainly
  3. Uncultured; crude; boorish
Cruel; barbarous
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  1. Cruel; barbarous
  2. Of or like a barbarian
  3. Uncivilized; crude
Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
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  1. Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
  2. In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
  3. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
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  1. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged.
  2. Harsh; rasping:
  3. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
Not smooth or level:
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  1. Not smooth or level:
  2. Having ill-matched opponents:
  3. Not level, smooth, or flat; rough; irregular
Severe, cruel, or exacting:
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  1. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
  2. Unpleasantly sharp or rough
  3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
Resembling the grain of wood.
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  1. Resembling the grain of wood.
  2. Made of or resembling grain; granular.
  3. Having a granular appearance, as from the clumping of particles in the emulsion of a photograph.
Like grains or granules
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  1. Like grains or granules
  2. Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains; as, a granular substance. Grainy. Granular limestone, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure.
  3. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data:
Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
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  1. Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
  2. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
  3. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
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  1. Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
  2. In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
  3. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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  1. Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
  2. Lacking in consideration for the feelings of others; tactless.
  3. Not delicate; coarse; crude; rough; esp., lacking, or offensive to, propriety or modesty; gross
Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
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  1. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
  2. Not refined in manners; uncivilized; rude; plain.
  3. Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.
Having or showing little skill or development; primitive
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  1. Having or showing little skill or development; primitive
  2. Crude or rough in form or workmanship
  3. Rough, violent, or harsh
Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
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  1. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Lacking polish or finesse:
Tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
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  1. Tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
  2. Grossly stupid, dull, or obtuse
  3. So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.
On a large scale; not fine or detailed:
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  1. On a large scale; not fine or detailed:
  2. Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
  3. So obvious or conspicuous as to cause or heighten offense:
Offensive to one's feelings, or to prevailing notions, of modesty or decency; lewd
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  1. Offensive to one's feelings, or to prevailing notions, of modesty or decency; lewd
  2. (--- Law) Of or relating to materials that can be regulated or criminalized because their depiction of nudity, sex, or excretion is patently offensive and without artistic or scientific value.
  3. (Law) Designating or of books, films, etc. which when judged by contemporary community standards, are found to appeal to a prurient interest in sex, be patently offensive, and have no serious artistic, scientific, or social value
Characterized by or indulging in humor that is vulgar and lewd.
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  1. Characterized by or indulging in humor that is vulgar and lewd.
  2. Characterized by coarse or vulgar joking or mocking; esp., dealing with sex in a humorously earthy or direct way
Not appropriate or becoming; unseemly:
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  1. Not appropriate or becoming; unseemly:
  2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; lewd or vulgar:
  3. Of speech, that it is crude and offensive, typically in a sexual manner. Of speech, that it is crude and offensive, typically in a sexual manner.
Low or lower in order, degree, or rank:
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  1. Low or lower in order, degree, or rank:
  2. (Botany) Located below the perianth and other floral parts. Used of an ovary.
  3. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
Second in quality, rank, etc.; second-class
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  1. Second in quality, rank, etc.; second-class
  2. Of mediocre quality, not first class.
  3. Inferior; mediocre; inadequate
Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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  1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Unrefined or coarse in manner; vulgar:
Brutal or cruel:
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  1. Brutal or cruel:
  2. Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
  3. Marked by crudeness or lack of sophistication:
Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
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  1. Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
  3. Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
(Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
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  1. (Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
  2. Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable.
  3. Rude, surly, ungracious
Tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
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  1. Tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
  2. Grossly stupid, dull, or obtuse
  3. So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.
Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
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  1. Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
  2. On a large scale; not fine or detailed:
  3. So obvious or conspicuous as to cause or heighten offense:
Badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite
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  1. Badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite
  2. (Of animals) of bad breed
  3. Not thoroughbred; underbred. Used of animals.
Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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  1. Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
  2. Lacking in consideration for the feelings of others; tactless.
  3. Not delicate; coarse; crude; rough; esp., lacking, or offensive to, propriety or modesty; gross
Relating to or having the attitudes of a philistine:
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  1. Relating to or having the attitudes of a philistine:
  2. Of the ancient Philistines or their culture
  3. Smugly conventional and lacking in culture
Characterized by violence or crime:
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  1. Characterized by violence or crime:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Lacking polish or finesse:
Having or showing little skill or development; primitive
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  1. Having or showing little skill or development; primitive
  2. Crude or rough in form or workmanship
  3. Rough, violent, or harsh
Lacking flavor; insipid.
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  1. Lacking flavor; insipid.
  2. Lacking good taste or showing poor taste
  3. Without taste or flavor; flat; insipid
  1. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
  2. Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
  3. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
(Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
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  1. (Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
  2. Awkward; clumsy; ungainly
  3. Uncultured; crude; boorish
Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
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  1. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
  2. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
  3. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
Not cultured or cultivated:
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  1. Not cultured or cultivated:
  2. Not cultured or civilized; lacking in delicacy or refinement.
Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
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  1. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
  2. Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.
  3. Not refined in manners; uncivilized; rude; plain.
Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
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  1. Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
  2. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
  3. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
Like or fit for a barnyard; earthy, smutty, etc.
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  1. Like or fit for a barnyard; earthy, smutty, etc.
  2. Coarse or indecent:
  3. Of or pertaining to a barnyard.
Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué:
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  1. Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué:
  2. Characteristic of a bawd; indecent or humorously coarse; lewd
Covering a wide scope; general:
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  1. Covering a wide scope; general:
  2. Full; open:
  3. Vulgar; ribald:
Not bright and clear in color; somewhat dull or drab. Often used in combination:
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  1. Not bright and clear in color; somewhat dull or drab. Often used in combination:
  2. Covered or marked with dirt or an unwanted substance; unclean.
  3. Malicious or scandalous:
Licentious; obscene.
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  1. Licentious; obscene.
  2. Vulgar; obscene; scurrilous
Full of filth; disgustingly foul
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  1. Full of filth; disgustingly foul
  2. Vile; nasty:
  3. Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty.
Extremely dirty or impure; disgustingly filthy
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  1. Extremely dirty or impure; disgustingly filthy
  2. Entangled or enwrapped:
  3. (--- Baseball) Outside the foul lines:
Lacking fine distinctions or specific details
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  1. Lacking fine distinctions or specific details
  2. Broad; general:
  3. On a large scale; not fine or detailed:
(Obs.) Unlearned; ignorant
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  1. (Obs.) Unlearned; ignorant
  2. Preoccupied with sex and sexual desire; lustful.
  3. Showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, esp. in an offensive way; lascivious
Unpleasant or annoying:
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  1. Unpleasant or annoying:
  2. Very dirty, filthy
  3. Disgusting or repellent:
Exceptionally repugnant to the contemporary standards of decency and morality within the community; grossly obnoxious to the notions of acceptable behavior. Exceptionally repugnant to the contemporary standards of decency and morality within the community; grossly obnoxious to the notions of acceptable behavior.
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  1. Exceptionally repugnant to the contemporary standards of decency and morality within the community; grossly obnoxious to the notions of acceptable behavior. Exceptionally repugnant to the contemporary standards of decency and morality within the community; grossly obnoxious to the notions of acceptable behavior.
  2. (--- Law) Of or relating to materials that can be regulated or criminalized because their depiction of nudity, sex, or excretion is patently offensive and without artistic or scientific value.
  3. (Law) Designating or of books, films, etc. which when judged by contemporary community standards, are found to appeal to a prurient interest in sex, be patently offensive, and have no serious artistic, scientific, or social value
Not admitted into a body of secret knowledge or ritual; uninitiated.
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  1. Not admitted into a body of secret knowledge or ritual; uninitiated.
  2. Showing disrespect or contempt for sacred things; irreverent
  3. Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use; secular:
Characterized by or indulging in humor that is vulgar and lewd.
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  1. Characterized by or indulging in humor that is vulgar and lewd.
  2. Characterized by coarse or vulgar joking or mocking; esp., dealing with sex in a humorously earthy or direct way
Maliciously insulting; slanderous, libelous, etc.
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  1. Maliciously insulting; slanderous, libelous, etc.
  2. (Archaic) Characterized by indecent or abusive language; coarse; vulgar
  3. Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
Pornographic or indecent
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  1. Pornographic or indecent
  2. Soiled with smut
  3. Affected with plant smut
Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
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  1. Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
  2. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
  3. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
Obscene, lewd, or vulgar:
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  1. Obscene, lewd, or vulgar:
  2. Grimy; unkempt:
  3. Of poor quality, appearance, etc.; dirty, cheap, sloppy, etc.
Made of or resembling grain; granular.
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  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.
Having a grainy surface
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  1. Having a grainy surface
  2. Having a high level of detail, as in a set of data:
  3. Consisting of, or resembling, granules or grains; as, a granular substance. Grainy. Granular limestone, crystalline limestone, or marble, having a granular structure.
Characterized by detailed, intensely realistic presentation of the subject, characters, etc., esp. in their negative or unpleasant aspects
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  1. Characterized by detailed, intensely realistic presentation of the subject, characters, etc., esp. in their negative or unpleasant aspects
  2. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
  3. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
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  1. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Lacking polish or finesse:
Having crags:
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  1. Having crags:
  2. Rugged and uneven:
  3. Characterized by rugged, sharp, or coarse features.
Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
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  1. Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Unpleasantly sharp or rough
  1. Rigid; unyielding
  2. Bound with rocks and cliffs:
  3. Hard; rigid; unyielding; inflexible
(Computing) Of an array, having a different cardinality in each dimension, such that a representation on paper would appear uneven.
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  1. (Computing) Of an array, having a different cardinality in each dimension, such that a representation on paper would appear uneven.
  2. Unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut.
  3. Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface:
Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
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  1. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Lacking polish or finesse:
Lacking culture or polish; coarse and rude:
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  1. Lacking culture or polish; coarse and rude:
  2. Broken into sharp or irregular points; uneven; not smooth; rough
  3. Having a rough irregular surface:
Dealing with scandalous or salacious material:
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  1. Dealing with scandalous or salacious material:
  2. Rough with small points or knobs, like a file; scaly or scabby
  3. Having or covered with scales or small projections and rough to the touch:

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
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