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  • adj. coarse; strong; violent; boisterous; noisy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rough or rude; coarse; strong; violent; boisterous; noisy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rude; rough; churlish; rustic; coarse: applied to persons.
  • Rough; fierce; savage.
  • Rough and massive; bulky; clumsy.
  • Coarse in texture; rough; stout; thick.
  • Loud; violent; boisterous.

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  • "And when Sir Percivale came nigh the brim, and saw the water so boistous, he doubted to overpass it."
    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 10, 2009