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coarse-grained

(kôrs′grānd′)
adj.
1. Having a rough, coarse texture.
2. Not refined; indelicate and crude.

coarse-grained

adj
1. having a large or coarse grain
2. (of a person) having a coarse nature; gross

coarse′-grained′



adj.
1. of coarse texture or grain.
2. crude; rough.
[1760–70]
coarse′-grained′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coarse-grained - composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
2.coarse-grained - not having a fine texture; "coarse-grained wood"; "large-grained sand"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
Translations

coarse-grained

[ˈkɔːsgreɪnd] ADJde grano grueso (fig) → tosco, basto

coarse-grained

[ˌkɔːsˈgreɪnd] adj (sandpaper) → a grana grossa; (person) → grossolano/a
References in classic literature ?
Oh, man, selfish, indelicate, coarse-grained at the best, thy woman's hour has come; get thee gone.
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This buff-colored, coarse-grained material, known in the trade as ``DG,'' is not only far less costly than concrete, but also it allows tree roots to grow under it without danger of cracking.
Thus the exhibition invitation shows three girls in front of a row of lockers--a coarse-grained, black-and-white image evocative of a still from an old film, in which these lockers might turn out to play a key role.
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Although by no means nonrepresentational - each form is realistically articulated - they convey the pulse of some abstract, rudimentary machine, enhanced by Leger's bright limited palette and frequently coarse-grained canvas, sometimes left untouched as breathing points in the complex formal structure.
Grishamm once again indulges in some amusing coarse-grained humor.
A coarse-grained power gating technique helps achieve leakage reductions of up to two orders of magnitude.