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coarse

lacking delicacy or refinement; crude; harsh; rough; boorish; gross: His language was coarse and unsuitable for children to hear.
Not to be confused with:
course – route or path; progress; duration; a way of behaving: She chose the wisest course.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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:
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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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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coarse

a. grueso-a; rudo-a, tosco-a, burdo-a, ordinario-a.
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References in classic literature ?
I was haunted by the fear that she would, sooner or later, find me out, with a black face and hands, doing the coarsest part of my work, and would exult over me and despise me.
No; without a gown, in a shift that was somewhat of the coarsest, and none of the cleanest, bedewed likewise with some odoriferous effluvia, the produce of the day's labour, with a pitchfork in her hand, Molly Seagrim approached.
These are the coarsest mills, in which all gossip is first rudely digested or cracked up before it is emptied into finer and more delicate hoppers within doors.
"Oh, well, everything presents itself to me, in the coarsest, most loathsome light," she went on.
Loosely attired, in the coarsest and roughest garb, with scraps of straw and hay--his usual bed-- clinging here and there, and mingling with his uncombed locks, he had fallen asleep in a posture as careless as his dress.
Tulliver could not economize enough to satisfy him, in their food and firing; and he would eat nothing himself but what was of the coarsest quality.
It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
We are familiar with the heroine of romance whose foot is so exquisitely shaped that the coarsest shoe cannot conceal its perfections, and one always cherishes a doubt of the statement; yet it is true that Rebecca's peculiar and individual charm seemed wholly independent of accessories.
But the mysteries of nature are incomprehensible, and there are certain invitations contained in even the coarsest food which appeal very irresistibly to a fasting stomach.
As it was, I lived ungazed at and unmolested, hardly thanked for the pittance of food and clothes which I gave, so much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men.
Her own dress was of the coarsest materials and the most sombre hue, with only that one ornament -- the scarlet letter -- which it was her doom to wear.
Two hundred sempstresses were employed to make me shirts, and linen for my bed and table, all of the strongest and coarsest kind they could get; which, however, they were forced to quilt together in several folds, for the thickest was some degrees finer than lawn.