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synonyms for grainy

  • gritty
  • homespun
  • chapped
  • coarse-grained
  • crude
  • granular
  • harsh
  • impure
  • inferior
  • loose
  • lumpy
  • mediocre
  • particulate
  • poor quality
  • rough
  • rough-hewn
  • rugged
  • unfinished
  • unpolished
  • unprocessed
  • unpurified
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We were exposed to classic road races like Paris-Roubaix and Milano-Sanremo via weather-beaten magazines and grainy VHS tapes.
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His presentation included a number of grainy-emails-with-block-yellow-highlighting graphics that are useful for both validating claims and leveraging the aesthetic of a piece of evidence from a criminal trial.
TWO WEEKS LATER, TUCKER CARLSON’S ATTACK ON FAUCI HAS QUIETLY COLLAPSEDPHILIP BUMPJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s impossible to save these grainy signals onto normal hard drives without losing information that’s vital for doing interferometry.
QUANTUM DOUBLE-SLIT EXPERIMENT OFFERS HOPE FOR EARTH-SIZE TELESCOPETHOMAS LEWTONMAY 5, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
I’ve shot a ton of clear photos of my kids in my dimly-lit house with it and can easily bring out the shadows in Adobe Lightroom to reveal details, which don’t get too grainy or pixelated.
THE FUJI X100V IS MY NEW FAVORITE ADVENTURE CAMERAJAKOB SCHILLERMAY 5, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Still, the grainy image was somehow detailed enough for a total stranger to decipher the hiker’s exact location.
A HIKER WAS LOST AND DESPERATE. A STRANGER WITH AN UNUSUAL HOBBY SAVED HIM.SYDNEY PAGEAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The grainy Border Patrol video of the Mexico border shows what looks like an adult atop a 14-foot barrier with a toddler, who is hoisted over the side and dangled by one arm before being dropped to the ground far below.
VIDEO OF ECUADORAN TODDLERS DROPPED OVER BORDER BARRIER YET ANOTHER REMINDER OF THE DANGERS MIGRANTS FACEARELIS HERNÁNDEZAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’d only ever cooked it with green lentils, which I find a bit too, well, lentily — full of grainy, bitter health pebbles reduced to mush.
EVERYTHING EATER EDITORS HAVE COOKED IN 2021EATER STAFFMARCH 26, 2021EATER
I’d only ever cooked it with green lentils which I find a bit too, well, lentily — full of grainy, bitter health pebbles reduced to mush.
SIX RECIPES THAT GOT US THROUGH ANOTHER WEEKEATER STAFFMARCH 19, 2021EATER
However, consider that lower-cost tablets often feature 1024x600 or 1280x800 screens that can look grainy to the eye, so if you’re a stickler for detail or are worried about potential eye strain, you may want to upgrade to a better device.
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The suspect in the grainy surveillance footage looked younger and smaller than Puana.
A PROSECUTOR AND POLICE CHIEF WERE ADORED IN THEIR COMMUNITY. THEN THEIR SCHEME UNRAVELED.KIM BELLWAREDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO GRAINY

  • chapped
  • coarse-grained
  • crude
  • grainy
  • granular
  • harsh
  • homespun
  • impure
  • inferior
  • loose
  • lumpy
  • mediocre
  • particulate
  • poor quality
  • rough-hewn
  • rugged
  • unfinished
  • unpolished
  • unprocessed
  • unpurified
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.