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synonyms for rough-and-tumble

  • rugged
  • strenuous
  • tempestuous
  • turbulent
  • buffeting
  • dry
  • grating
  • husky
  • knockabout
  • rasping
  • tough
  • wild
  • agitated
  • blustering
  • blustery
  • boisterous
  • cacophonous
  • choppy
  • coarse
  • discordant
  • furious
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • hoarse
  • inclement
  • inharmonious
  • jarring
  • raging
  • raucous
  • squally
  • stridulent
  • tumultous/tumultuous
  • unmusical
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antonyms for rough-and-tumble

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  • calm
  • easy
  • facile
  • gentle
  • mild
  • moderate
  • controllable
  • delicate
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How to use rough-and-tumble in a sentence

She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
It was only a hut of rough boards, carelessly knocked together for a shepherd's temporary home.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
England proclaimed a rough indignation at the demand for Gibraltar, which Austria had made in behalf of Spain.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
The advance had to be carefully made, for the country was rough, wooded, and covered with a dense undergrowth of bushes.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
A little corral for the sheep, and a rough shed for the pony, and the home was complete: far the prettiest home they had ever had.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE

  • coarse
  • crass
  • crude
  • hard
  • mean
  • nasty
  • raw
  • rough-and-tumble
  • rowdy
  • rugged
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
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