coarsened
coarsened coarsened adj. made coarse or crude by lack of skill; -- sometimes used to mean {inferior}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • coarsened — adj. rough, coarse; made rough or coarse coars·en || kɔːsn v. become rough or coarse; make rough or coarse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coarsened — adjective made coarse or crude by lack of skill (Freq. 1) • Similar to: ↑inferior …   Useful english dictionary

  • inferior — coarsened coarsened adj. made coarse or crude by lack of skill; sometimes used to mean {inferior}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coarsen — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)s(ə)n[/t]] coarsens, coarsening, coarsened 1) V ERG If something coarsens or is coarsened, it becomes thicker or rougher in texture. Skin thickens, dries and coarsens after sun exposure. [V ed] ...his gnarled, coarsened features. [Also …   English dictionary

  • coarsen — UK [ˈkɔː(r)s(ə)n] / US [ˈkɔrs(ə)n] verb Word forms coarsen : present tense I/you/we/they coarsen he/she/it coarsens present participle coarsening past tense coarsened past participle coarsened 1) [intransitive/transitive] to become rough and hard …   English dictionary

  • coarsen — verb (I, T) 1 to become thicker or rougher, or to make something thicker or rougher: Hard work had coarsened his hands. | His face swollen and puffy, the features coarsened by over indulgence. 2 to become or to make someone become less polite in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coarsen — coars|en [ˈko:sən US ˈko:r ] v [I and T] 1.) to become thicker or rougher, or to make something thicker or rougher ▪ Hard work had coarsened his hands. 2.) to become or to make someone become less polite in the way they talk or behave ▪ He s been …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coarsen — coars|en [ kɔrsn ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to become rough and hard or to make something become rough and hard: the coarsened skin on his hands 2. ) intransitive or transitive to become larger and thicker or to make something become… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coarsen — verb 1) hands coarsened by work Syn: roughen, toughen, harden Ant: soften 2) I had been coarsened by the army Syn: desensitize, dehumanize; dull, deaden …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • coarsen — verb (coarsened; coarsening) Date: 1805 transitive verb to make coarse intransitive verb to become coarse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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