1 of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave" [ant: fine]
2 lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich" [syn: common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]
3 of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population" [syn: common]
4 conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited" [syn: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar]
- Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
- Not refined.
- coarse manners
- coarse language
- coarse manners
- (of inferior quality): fine
of inferior quality
- Chinese: 粗糙的 (cūcāo de)
- Dutch: ruw
- Finnish: karkea
- French: brut, brute
- German: grob
- Hebrew: גס (gas) , גסה (gasa) ; נחות (nakhut) , נחותה (nekhuta)
- Hungarian: durva
- Ido: kruda
- Italian: rude, grossolano, grossolana
- Japanese: 粗いarai) (あらい
- Portuguese: grosseiro, grosseira
- Romanian: grosier, grosiera
- Russian: грубый (grúbyj)
- Spanish: tosco, tosca
- Finnish: karkea
- Italian: rozzo
- Hungarian: durva
Coarse may refer to:
- Bosnian Coarse Haired Hound, developed by 19th century Bosnian hunters as a scent hound.
- Coarse bubble diffusers, produce 1/4 to 1/2 inch bubbles which rise rapidly from the floor of a wastewater treatment plant or sewage treatment plant tank.
- Coarse fishing, an angling method, mostly popular throughout Europe.
- Coarse sandpaper, a form of paper where an abrasive material has been fixed to its surface, allowing rapid removal of material by rubbing.
- Coarse structure, on a set X is a collection of subsets of the cartesian product X × X with certain. properties which allow the large-scale structure of metric spaces and topological spaces to be defined. Used in the mathematical fields of geometry and topology.
- Coarse woody debris (CWD), a term used for the dead trees left standing or fallen, including branches on the ground.
- Styrian Coarse Haired Hound, a rough coated, hardy hunting dog used by Austrians and Slovenians to hunt Wild Boar.
- Coarse grain
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