Scabrousness
Scabrousness Sca"brous*ness, n. The quality of being scabrous. [1913 Webster]

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  • scabrousness — noun see scabrous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scabrousness — See scabrously. * * * …   Universalium

  • scabrousness — noun scabrosity …   Wiktionary

  • scabrousness — n. roughness, state of being covered with small projections; obscenity, indecency; complicatedness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scabrousness — scab·rous·ness …   English syllables

  • scabrousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being scabrous * * * scāˈbrousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑scabrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • scabrous — adjective Etymology: Latin scabr , scaber rough, scurfy; akin to Latin scabere to scratch more at scab Date: 1646 1. difficult, knotty < a scabrous problem > 2. rough to the touch: as a. having small raised dots, scales, or points < a scabrous… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scabrous — scabrously, adv. scabrousness, n. /skab reuhs/, adj. 1. having a rough surface because of minute points or projections. 2. indecent or scandalous; risqué; obscene: scabrous books. 3. full of difficulties. [1575 85; < L scab(e)r rough + OUS] S …   Universalium

  • scabrous — [ skeɪbrəs, skabrəs] adjective 1》 rough and covered with, or as if with, scabs. 2》 salacious or sordid. Derivatives scabrously adverb scabrousness noun Origin C16: from Fr. scabreux or late L. scabrosus, from L. scaber rough …   English new terms dictionary

  • scabrous — /ˈskæbrəs/ (say skabruhs), /ˈskeɪ / (say skay ) adjective 1. rough with minute points or projections. 2. harsh; full of difficulties. 3. bordering on the indecent; risqué. {Late Latin scabrōsus, from Latin scaber rough} –scabrously, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

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