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Meaning & Definition of Coarse in English

English

Coarse

/kɔrs/

adjective

1. Of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

  • "Coarse meal"
  • "Coarse sand"
  • "A coarse weave"
    synonym:
  • coarse
  • ,
  • harsh

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"
    synonym:
  • coarse
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • coarse
  • ,
  • common

Examples of using

He is coarse in manner.