Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being rough, coarseness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being rough.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being rough, in any sense of that word; physical, mental, or moral want of smoothness or equability; asperity, coarseness, harshness, rudeness, etc.
  • n. Fodder for animals, consisting of dried cornstalks cut into short pieces.
  • n. Synonyms See rough.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
  • n. harsh or severe speech or behavior
  • n. the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  • n. the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
  • n. rowdy behavior
  • n. used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
  • n. an unpolished unrefined quality

Etymologies

rough +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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