Coarseness
Coarseness Coarse"ness (k[=o]rs"n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance; vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language. ``The coarseness of the sackcloth.'' --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Pardon the coarseness of the illustration. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

A coarseness and vulgarity in all the proceedings. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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