roughish


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roughish

(ˈrʌfɪʃ)
adj
somewhat rough
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Adj.1.roughish - somewhat rough
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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References in classic literature ?
In one way and another I've had a roughish time, but I always had that one hope before me, to get qualified so that I might travel; and now, when I wake in the morning, my bones simply ache to get off, I don't mind where particularly, but just away, to places I've never been to."
"I'm a roughish fellow, altogether; I don't know, now I come to think on't, what there is much for a woman to like about me; and yet I might ha' got another wife easy enough, if I hadn't set my heart on her.
The water was roughish, a cold, clear indigo breaking into whitecaps.
I had to leave school, and get my own living; and I have got it, in a roughish way, from that time to this.
Haggas added: "She's done very well on roughish ground but she doesn't mind that, she's tough.
As for the collection itself, the lasting image is of silhouettes of masculine-femininity, classically Chanel chic but with a roughish air.
We did both last summer and, after the assault course of a dawn crossing, a roughish sea and a car packed with bickering children, the zipwire trails 15ft up in the pines were a walk in the park.