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See definition of scabrous on Dictionary.com
  • adj.rough
  • adj.improper
  • adj.difficult

synonyms for scabrous

  • blotchy
  • coarse
  • encrusted
  • lepidote
  • notched
  • scabby
  • scaly
  • unsmooth
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How to use scabrous in a sentence

Lucretius is scabrous and rough in these; he seeks them: as some do Chaucerisms with us, which were better expunged and banished.
DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTERBEN JONSON
The spores are rounded, and rough (scabrous) on the surface.
AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
Whereupon Khalid, who was then in the first of his teens, takes a big scabrous rock and sends it flying against that door.
THE BOOK OF KHALIDAMEEN RIHANI
Then we incontinently proceed to stone him to death with scabrous adjectives!
ICONOCLASTSJAMES HUNEKER
Blades long, dark green, succulent and scabrous: ridges numerous and flat above, but distinct (Fig. 9).
GRASSESH. MARSHALL WARD
Behind him, standing atop the dented and scabrous garbage cans, Dumont.
SOMEONE COMES TO TOWN, SOMEONE LEAVES TOWNCORY DOCTOROW
Jerry knew only that his knife was in his hand as the great scabrous coils closed inevitably about him.
ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE, JUNE, 1930VARIOUS
A very honest woman, amused at this scabrous conversation, but inexperienced.
VERY WOMANREMY DE GOURMONT
Carol glanced from the scabrous object to Vida, and realized that she was not joking.
MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
The whole relation had been ruined by entering this scabrous building.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 2COMPTON MACKENZIE
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WORDS RELATED TO SCABROUS

  • asperous
  • broken
  • cragged
  • harsh
  • precipitous
  • rock-bound
  • rocky
  • rough
  • rugged
  • scabrous
  • scraggy
  • stony
  • uneven
  • unlevel
  • unsmooth
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