rough-and-ready


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rough-and-read·y

(rŭf′ən-rĕd′ē)
adj.
Rough or crude but effective for a purpose or use.

rough-and-ready

adj
1. crude, unpolished, or hastily prepared, but sufficient for the purpose
2. (of a person) without formality or refinement; rudely vigorous
ˈrough-and-ˈreadiness n

rough′-and-read′y



adj.
1. rough, rude, or crude, but good enough for the purpose.
2. exhibiting rough vigor rather than refinement or delicacy.
[1800–10]
rough′-and-read′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rough-and-ready - crude but effective for the purpose at hand
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
Translations

rough-and-ready

[ˈrʌfənˈredɪ] ADJ [person] → tosco, burdo, basto; [structure] → tosco, basto; [accommodation] → humilde, sencillo; [method] → improvisado

rough-and-ready

[ˌrʌfəndˈrɛdɪ] adjrudimentale

rough

(raf) adjective
1. not smooth. Her skin felt rough.
2. uneven. a rough path.
3. harsh; unpleasant. a rough voice; She's had a rough time since her husband died.
4. noisy and violent. rough behaviour.
5. stormy. The sea was rough; rough weather.
6. not complete or exact; approximate. a rough drawing; a rough idea/estimate.
noun
1. a violent bully. a gang of roughs.
2. uneven or uncultivated ground on a golf course. I lost my ball in the rough.
ˈroughly adverb
ˈroughness noun
ˈroughage (-fidʒ) noun
substances in food, eg bran or fibre, which help digestion.
ˈroughen verb
to make or become rough. The sea roughened as the wind rose.
rough diamond
a person of fine character but rough manners.
ˌrough-and-ˈready adjective
1. not carefully made or finished, but good enough. a rough-and-ready meal.
2. (of people) friendly enough but without politeness etc.
ˌrough-and-ˈtumble noun
friendly fighting between children etc.
rough it
to live for a period of time without the comforts or conveniences of modern life. They roughed it in the jungles for two months.
rough out
to draw or explain roughly. I roughed out a diagram; He roughed out his plan.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie threw back his head, and laughed so heartily at this attack, that the felt hat fell off, and Jo walked on it, which insult only afforded him an opportunity for expatiating on the advantages of a rough-and-ready costume, as he folded up the maltreated hat, and stuffed it into his pocket.
He was a tall man, over six feet high, and broad in proportion, and he had a bluff, rough-and-ready face, all roughened and reddened and lined in his long travels.
Likewise I knew that, up to the time of my journey to Paris, she and the Frenchman had been more ceremonious towards our party--they had stood on a much more precise and delicate footing with them; but that now their acquaintanceship--their friendship, their intimacy--had taken on a much more off-hand and rough-and-ready air.
In modern terms, it is a simple, rough-and-ready attempt to solve that constant problem of politics, how efficient government is to be combined with popular control.