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coarse

 (kôrs)
adj. coars·er, coars·est
1. Of low, common, or inferior quality.
2.
a. Lacking in delicacy or refinement: coarse manners.
b. Vulgar or indecent: coarse language.
3. Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture: coarse sand.
4. Rough, especially to the touch: a coarse tweed.

[Middle English cors, probably from course, custom; see course.]

coarse′ly adv.
coarse′ness n.

coarse

(kɔːs)
adj
1. rough in texture, structure, etc; not fine: coarse sand.
2. lacking refinement or taste; indelicate; vulgar: coarse jokes.
3. of inferior quality; not pure or choice
4. (Metallurgy) (of a metal) not refined
5. (Mechanical Engineering) (of a screw) having widely spaced threads
[C14: of unknown origin]
ˈcoarsely adv
ˈcoarseness n

coarse

(kɔrs, koʊrs)

adj. coars•er, coars•est.
1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: coarse sand.
2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: coarse fabric.
3. harsh; grating.
4. lacking refinement; unpolished: coarse manners.
5. vulgar; obscene: coarse language.
6. (of metals) unrefined.
7. (of a metal file) having the maximum commercial grade of coarseness.
[1550–60; earlier cors(e), course, cowarce]
coarse′ly, adv.
coarse′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coarse - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
2.coarse - lacking refinement or cultivation or tastecoarse - lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
3.coarse - of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
inferior - of low or inferior quality

coarse

adjective
1. rough, crude, unfinished, homespun, impure, unrefined, rough-hewn, unprocessed, unpolished, coarse-grained, unpurified He wore a shepherd's tunic of coarse cloth. a tablespoon of coarse sea salt
rough soft, polished, smooth, refined, purified, fine-grained
2. vulgar, offensive, rude, indecent, improper, raunchy (slang), earthy, foul-mouthed, bawdy, impure, smutty, impolite, ribald, immodest, indelicate He has a very coarse sense of humour.
3. loutish, rough, brutish, boorish, uncivil They don't know how to behave, and are coarse and insulting.
loutish fine, cultured, polished, sophisticated, proper, pleasant, refined, polite, civilized, genteel, urbane, well-bred, inoffensive, well-mannered

coarse

adjective
2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
3. Consisting of or covered with large particles:
4. Having a surface that is not smooth:
Translations
خَشِن، فَظ، بَذيءسَميكفَظّ
hrubýsprostýsurovýdrsný
grov
karkea
גסגסהנחותה
grub
durva
grófurklúr; ruddalegur
きめの粗い粗い
거친
grubiaigrubumaspadaryti grubųpadaryti šiurkštųpasidaryti grubiam
neapstrādātspiedauzīgsraupjšrupjšvulgārs
grosiergrosiera
grobraskav
grov
อย่างหยาบ
kabaterbiyesiz
thô

coarse

[kɔːs]
A. ADJ (coarser (compar) (coarsest (superl)))
1. (= rough) [texture] → basto, áspero; [sand] → grueso; [skin] → áspero
2. (= badly made) → burdo, tosco
3. (= vulgar) [character, laugh, remark] → ordinario, tosco; [joke] → verde
B. CPD coarse fishing Npesca f de agua dulce (excluyendo salmón y trucha)

coarse

[ˈkɔːrs] adj
(= not fine) [cloth] → grossier/ière; [skin] → épais(se); [hair] → dru(e); [sand, salt] → gros(se); [grass] → dru(e)
The bag was made of coarse cloth → Le sac était fait d'un tissu grossier.
[language, remark] → grossier/ière
coarse language → langage m grossier
[person] (= vulgar) → vulgairecoarse fishing npêche f à la ligne

coarse

adj (+er)
(= not delicate, in texture) → grob; sand, sugar alsogrobkörnig; features alsoderb; coarse sandpapergrobes Schmirgelpapier
(= uncouth)gewöhnlich; person, manners alsogrob, ungehobelt, ungeschliffen; laughderb; jokederb, unanständig
(= common) foodderb, einfach; coarse red wineeinfacher (Land)rotwein

coarse

:
coarse fish
nSüßwasserfisch m (mit Ausnahme aller Lachs- und Forellenarten)
coarse fishing
nAngeln ntvon Süßwasserfischen
coarse-grained
adjgrobfaserig; coarse fibregrobe Faser; coarse paperungeleimtes Papier, Zeitungspapier nt

coarse

[kɔːs] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (texture, skin, material) → ruvido/a; (salt, sand) → grosso/a; (sandpaper) → a grana grossa; (vulgar, character, laugh, remark) → volgare

coarse

(koːs) adjective
1. rough in texture or to touch; not fine. This coat is made of coarse material.
2. rude, vulgar or unrefined. coarse jokes.
ˈcoarsely adverb
ˈcoarseness noun
ˈcoarsen verb
to (cause to) become coarse. The laundry-work coarsened her hands.

coarse

فَظّ hrubý grov grob τραχύς basto, tosco karkea grossier grub grezzo きめの粗い 거친 grof grov szorstki grosseiro грубый grov อย่างหยาบ kaba thô 粗糙的

coarse

a. grueso-a; rudo-a, tosco-a, burdo-a, ordinario-a.
References in classic literature ?
Ay, lady, the fine cobweb-looking cloth you wear at your throat is coarse, and like a fishnet, to little spots I can show you, where the river fabricates all sorts of images, as if having broke loose from order, it would try its hand at everything.
For before her, sunburnt in cheek and throat, darker in the free growth of moustache and curling hair, clad in the coarse, picturesque finery of his class, undisguised only in his boyish beauty, sat George Kearney.
A glance; a passing word or two; a coarse laugh; and she was doubtless forgotten before they turned the corner.
Much of the time, which she might readily have applied to the better efforts of her art, she employed in making coarse garments for the poor.
They were extraordinarily at one, and to say that they never either quarreled or complained is to make the note of praise coarse for their quality of sweetness.
Upon opening my eyes then, and coming out of my own pleasant and self-created darkness into the imposed and coarse outer gloom of the unilluminated twelve-o'clock-at-night, I experienced a disagreeable revulsion.
Worse than this, the woman lived in a bawdyhouse downtown, with a coarse, red-faced Irishman named Connor, who was the boss of the loading-gang outside, and would make free with the girls as they went to and from their work.
He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.
They and the women, as a rule, wore a coarse tow-linen robe that came well below the knee, and a rude sort of sandal, and many wore an iron collar.
We were all dressed alike: broad slouch hats, to keep the sun off; gray knapsacks; blue army shirts; blue overalls; leathern gaiters buttoned tight from knee down to ankle; high-quarter coarse shoes snugly laced.
It was dark as pitch there; but I said, in a kind of a coarse whisper, "Jim
He had blue eyes and flaxen curls like his white comrade, but even the father of the white child was able to tell the children apart--little as he had commerce with them--by their clothes; for the white babe wore ruffled soft muslin and a coral necklace, while the other wore merely a coarse tow-linen shirt which barely reached to its knees, and no jewelry.