rough-hewn
adjective Date: 1530 1. being in a rough, unsmoothed, or unfinished state ; crudely formed <
rough-hewn beams
>
2. lacking refinement <
he was rather attractive, in a rough-hewn kind of way — Jan Speas
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rough-hewn — adjective LITERARY 1. ) cut in a way that produces a rough shape or surface: rough hewn boards 2. ) not polite or well educated …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rough-hewn — adj rough hewn wood or stone has been cut without much care and its surface is not yet smooth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rough-hewn — If something, especially something made from wood or stone, is rough hewn, it is unfinished or unpolished …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rough-hewn — rough hewnˈ adjective 1. Shaped roughly 2. Uncouth, unrefined • • • Main Entry: ↑rough …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough-hewn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person) uncultivated or uncouth …   English terms dictionary

  • rough-hewn — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Rough hewn wood or stone has been cut into a shape but has not yet been smoothed or finished off. It is a rough hewn carving of a cat s head …   English dictionary

  • rough-hewn — UK [ˌrʌf ˈhjuːn] / US [ˌrʌf ˈhjun] adjective literary 1) cut in a way that produces a rough shape or surface rough hewn boards 2) not polite or well educated …   English dictionary

  • rough-hewn —    If something, especially something made from wood or stone, is rough hewn, it is unfinished or unpolished.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • rough-hewn — adjective rough hewn wood or stone has been roughly cut and its surface is not yet smooth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Rough-hewn —   If something, especially something made from wood or stone, is rough hewn, it is unfinished or unpolished …   Dictionary of English idioms

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