Part of speech:
Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Inclined or prone to sway or totter; unsteady or shaky:
Extremely powerful or destructive:
Making a harsh scratching noise:
On edge; nervous.
(Nautical) Hard to steer; said of a vessel.
Hard to convince or influence; stubborn
Hard; severe; unyielding; strict
(Slang, of a person) Disturbing or unnerving, often in such a way that others may suspect them of intending physical or sexual harm or harassment.
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
The definition of rowdy is noisy and disorderly.
Thickset or cumbersome.
The definition of hoarse is something that sounds rough or husky.
Marked by stubborn refusal to compromise or yield; uncompromising:
(Slang) Difficult, distressing, harrowing, etc.
The definition of gruff is something harsh sounding, or someone who is abrupt and short-tempered.
Having, resembling, or being a crust:
Having many crags; steep and rugged
Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude
(Slang) Originating from surfer culture and/or Southern California. An expressive term to mean something is of large magnitude, either good or bad, and sometimes both. e.g. ""That wave was burly!"" (meaning it was large, dangerous and difficult to ride). ""This hike is going to be burly, but worth it because there is good body surfing at that beach."" (meaning the hike is going to be hard work).
Hard to impress or penetrate.
Difficult to understand or solve:
Covered with wool or something resembling wool in texture
Sharp means having a point or edge that is good for cutting or a sudden change.
The definition of raw is uncooked, in natural condition or not processed.
Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
(Informal) Painful or difficult:
The definition of tricky is something that must be done carefully with great skill, or someone who is known to be deceitful.
The definition of bitter is having a harsh and disagreeable taste or something that is hard to bear.
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
Hard to endure; oppressive; burdensome; distressing
Squalid or filthy; run-down:
Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky:
Consisting of grains; coarsely textured; granular
Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed:
Not severe or acute:
Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
Having or showing good manners; esp., courteous, considerate, tactful, etc.
Not steep or sudden; gradual:
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