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


“You might have had rougher usage there than here,” said Ambrose.

I feared rough usage at the railroad, and rougher associations.

But I will not offend fastidious ears with any syllable of my rougher tongue.

She has a boy who works with her and performs the rougher tasks.

Perkins did the rougher work, and was always on hand when he was wanted.

It was rough on Helen, havin' to go and leave him, but 'twas rougher still on him.

"It will be the rougher for you as you sail up the Lough," said Tony, as he lighted his cigar.

If you scratch the soles, they are rougher and you no longer slip.

Let my name be known to-morrow, and by evening a rougher dismissal than before!

Perhaps you're right, after all; but I know some boats are rougher than others.