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adjective as in rough

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Doug transports this knockabout grace into “The Mark of Zorro.”

She kept the jeans on for her knockabout, but changed her heels for sneakers and slipped into a grey team GB fleece.

I suppose a knockabout like myself gets all the taste for the fine arts knocked out of him.

If all was as I hardly dared to hope, I would give up my present knockabout life, and take a good farm somewhere and settle down.

Having settled myself, or my property rather, I put on my knockabout clothes and went out for a walk.

At first the set was content with giving a sort of low comedian, knockabout performance.

During that first engagement with the Burr Robbins show I was what was called a “talking and knockabout clown.”


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to knockabout, such as: crude, mean, raw, rough-and-tumble, rowdy, and tough.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.