Rough-grained Rough"-grained, a. Having a rough grain or fiber; hence, figuratively, having coarse traits of character; not polished; brisque. [1913 Webster]

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  • rough-grained — roughˈ grained adjective Coarse grained • • • Main Entry: ↑rough …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Herculean, Philistine, Spartan, abrupt, abstruse, abuse, acerb, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, aggressive, agitated, amaroidal, approximate, arduous, arrested, arriviste, asperous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Grained — (gr[=a]nd), a. 1. Having a grain; divided into small particles or grains; showing the grain; hence, rough. [1913 Webster] 2. Dyed in grain; ingrained. [1913 Webster] Persons lightly dipped, not grained, in generous honesty, are but pale in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough — [adj1] uneven, irregular asperous, bearded, brambly, bristly, broken, bumpy, bushy, chapped, choppy, coarse, cragged, craggy, cross grained, disheveled, fuzzy, hairy, harsh, jagged, knobby, knotty, nappy, nodular, not smooth, ridged, rocky,… …   New thesaurus

  • cross grained — Synonyms and related words: across, across the grain, against the grain, athwart, athwartships, bearish, bitchy, broken, bumpy, cankered, cantankerous, choppy, churlish, coarse, coarse grained, contrariwise, contrary, contrawise, corrugated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coarse grained — rough in texture, having a bumpy or irregular grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coarse-grained — coarse′ grained′ adj. 1) of coarse texture or grain 2) crude; rough • Etymology: 1760–70 coarse′ grained′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • coarse grained wood — n. wood having a rough in texture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pebble-grained — adjective (of leather) having a rough surface as the result of being treated with a patterned roller • Similar to: ↑uneven …   Useful english dictionary

  • unrefined — Synonyms and related words: Doric, Gothic, Neanderthal, Philistine, animal, arrested, awkward, backward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, bookless, boorish, broken, brutal, brutish, bumbling, bumpy, cacophonous, caddish, choppy, churlish …   Moby Thesaurus

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