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See definition of rougher on Dictionary.com
  • adj.uneven, irregular
  • adj.stormy; not quiet
  • adj.rude, impolite
  • adj.basic, incomplete
  • adj.approximate

synonyms for rougher

  • bumpy
  • choppy
  • coarse
  • fuzzy
  • harsh
  • rocky
  • rugged
  • bearded
  • broken
  • chapped
  • disheveled
  • jagged
  • nappy
  • ridged
  • ruffled
  • sharp
  • tangled
  • tousled
  • wrinkled
  • asperous
  • brambly
  • bristly
  • bushy
  • cragged
  • craggy
  • cross-grained
  • hairy
  • knobby
  • knotty
  • nodular
  • not smooth
  • scabrous
  • scraggy
  • shaggy
  • stony
  • tufted
  • unequal
  • unfinished
  • unlevel
  • unshaven
  • unshorn
  • woolly
  • wrinkly
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antonyms for rougher

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  • calm
  • courteous
  • easy
  • flat
  • gentle
  • mild
  • nice
  • polite
  • refined
  • smooth
  • soft
  • sophisticated
  • neat
  • ordered
  • unwrinkled
  • accurate
  • complete
  • definite
  • even
  • level
  • moderate
  • polished
  • precise
  • regular
  • temperate
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In theory, the inflated tires absorb more of a trail’s vibration to allow for rougher terrain, much like tubeless bike tires.
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It had evidently been itself partially repainted in a rougher style than the original.
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The going became rougher, and all semblance of a trail was lost, yet the trader went on unhesitatingly.
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Toward night the country grew more broken and much rougher, and I knew we were nearing the Sandy.
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Renewing old acquaintanceships in this manner, they were shortly in rougher water.
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The Sphere, the other morning sheet, made its appeal to the rougher element of the city.
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They have gone through the rougher parts of evolution that gave to us our more useful organs and limbs.
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Even the rough sailors, and the still rougher Arabs, were touched by the mournful scene before them.
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