Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.
  • adjective Of coarse manners; rude; uncultivated; rough-grained.

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  • adjective Alternative form of rough-hewn.

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

  • adjective of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing

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Examples

  • But the aforementioned compositions do not capture the roughhewn joy of newlyweds, the married couple of fifty years, and those who have transitioned from tempestuous waters to calmer seas in matrimony.

    Andrew Wilkes: Appreciation For The 'Sacred Dance' Of Marriage

  • Directed by Thomas Kail ( "In the Heights") and based on a book by David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Washington Post, the 90-minute piece is a boilerplate character study that efficiently evokes a roughhewn football life in the mid-1960s, but fails to stir up much in the way of magnetizing drama.

    Theater review: 'Time Stands Still' and 'Lombardi' on Broadway

  • Photograph by François Halard RUSTIC CHARM | The dining area features roughhewn furniture, which works nicely against the roof beams.

    Country Living

  • But the aforementioned compositions do not capture the roughhewn joy of newlyweds, the married couple of fifty years, and those who have transitioned from tempestuous waters to calmer seas in matrimony.

    Andrew Wilkes: Appreciation For The 'Sacred Dance' Of Marriage

  • The ceiling is low and the furniture is roughhewn.

    Memory Wall

  • Between the drab gray walls, the roughhewn stone floors, and the school crest and Arthurian-themed tapestries hanging here and there, the place had quite an imposing air.

    Among the Ghosts

  • Between the drab gray walls, the roughhewn stone floors, and the school crest and Arthurian-themed tapestries hanging here and there, the place had quite an imposing air.

    Among the Ghosts

  • Between the drab gray walls, the roughhewn stone floors, and the school crest and Arthurian-themed tapestries hanging here and there, the place had quite an imposing air.

    Among the Ghosts

  • The ceiling is low and the furniture is roughhewn.

    Memory Wall

  • It is a "museum of the managed American countryside," preserving the roughhewn log cabin of the mountain pioneer, the summer home of a textile magnate, and traces of early industries such as logging railways and an old canal.

    Proposal: A great deal on a New Deal

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