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noun as in the quality of being rough in conduct

noun as in coarseness


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Geometry also predicted that if you fragmented a flat surface randomly, it would break into rough rectangles, and if you did the same in three dimensions, it would produce rough cubes.

It’s been a rough few weeks for singer John Legend and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, who suffered the devastating loss of their third child in September.

That’s, unfortunately, just the reality of using limited data to come up with a rough estimate of a disease’s overall spread.

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“This time next year we’ll be laughing,” her father liked to say, whenever the family hit a rough patch.

Curl had some rough moments, too, as he was beat on a touchdown by Evan Engram, but the rookie out of Arkansas showed promise.

If you call this roughness, I'm sorry, but this Tayyip Erdogan won't change.

After his ejection for unnecessary roughness, Suh also suffered a devastating blow to his reputation.

But for some there remains a brutality here, a roughness born of systematic, racialized oppression and desperate poverty.

The mere quality of smoothness on the canvas is of no consequence or value, any more than the mere quality of roughness is.

Whether that roughness is a thing to be got rid of or not is something for the painter to decide for himself.

Roughness of manner drives our friends from us, and prevents many from becoming friends.

The roughness of the cheeks gave him an extremely agreeable sensation, and he sought every opportunity of renewing this sensation.

And talk they did, as well as the roughness of the road and the speed at which they must travel would allow.

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On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to roughness, such as: break, bumpiness, coarseness, crack, hairiness, and jaggedness.

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