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See definition of roughen on Dictionary.com
  • as inharden
  • as inrough up

synonyms for roughen

  • acclimate
  • acclimatize
  • adapt
  • adjust
  • blunt
  • brutalize
  • callous
  • callus
  • coarsen
  • conform
  • deaden
  • develop
  • discipline
  • dull
  • embitter
  • habituate
  • indurate
  • inure
  • numb
  • paralyze
  • season
  • steel
  • stiffen
  • strengthen
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • teach
  • train
  • case-harden
  • climatize
  • make callous
  • render insensitive
See also synonyms for: roughened
  • beat up
  • maltreat
  • manhandle
  • mistreat
  • abuse
  • bash
  • batter
  • hit
  • knock about
  • knock around
  • mishandle
  • roughhouse
  • slap around
  • thrash
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antonyms for roughen

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  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • enliven
  • neglect
  • unfit
  • weaken
  • indulge
  • liquefy
  • melt
  • soften
  • spoil
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How to use roughen in a sentence

The rubber used should not be of a harsh grade, since that will roughen the face of the paper and probably cause the ink to run.
MECHANICAL DRAWING SELF-TAUGHTJOSHUA ROSE
Take a piece of sand-paper and roughen the edges of the break as far around as the size of the patch.
SECRETS OF WISE MEN, CHEMISTS AND GREAT PHYSICIANSWILLIAM K. DAVID
The path, to be sure, does not roughen until one has gone along it for twenty-eight hundred miles.
AMERICAN BIG-GAME HUNTINGVARIOUS
Heading weatherward, he gave more heed to the wheel, for there were signs that the water was going to roughen somewhat.
THE MOTOR BOAT CLUB AND THE WIRELESSH. IRVING HANCOCK
No amount of the hardest known abrasive will even roughen its surface.
THE SKYLARK OF SPACEEDWARD ELMER SMITH AND LEE HAWKINS GARBY
It is said that the course of true love never did run smooth, but the wise husband or wife will not unnecessarily roughen it.
THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MARRIAGE BOOKVARIOUS
In dry climates these gossamer-like threads would roughen and break at almost the slightest touch.
THE ART OF MODERN LACE MAKINGTHE BUTTERICK PUBLISHING CO.
He employs no soap to soften the skin or roughen the hair, only a little water.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS IN GREEK AND ROMAN TIMESJOHN STEWART MILNE
There was nothing all round but the barren rocks, which generally roughen the country before the mountain rears its height.
HENRY MARTYN SAINT AND SCHOLARGEORGE SMITH
Which means, said Oliver, that youre afraid to roughen your hands and spoil your complexion.
THE ROUGH ROADWILLIAM JOHN LOCKE
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