Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a rough manner; with physical roughness or coarseness; without smoothness or finish; in an uneven or irregular manner as to surface or execution.
  • With asperity of manner or effect; coarsely; harshly; gruffly; rudely; gratingly; austerely.
  • Without precision or exactness; approximately; in a general way.

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

  • adverb In a rough manner; unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a rough manner.
  • adverb Unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.
  • adverb Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount; approximately.

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

  • adverb with rough motion as over a rough surface
  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • adverb with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

rough +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Watan ala Watar – the title roughly translates as "country hanging by a thread" – has been broadcast every night since Ramadan began on 11 August.

    Palestinian TV satire Watan ala Watar unites political rivals – in anger

  • Au pairs (the term roughly translates as "" equal '' in French) are teenagers who receive small salaries and expect to be treated as quasi family members in exchange for some housework and child care.

    'I Didn't Do Anything'

  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

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  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

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  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

    Mania News Feed

  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

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  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

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  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

    Mania News Feed

  • Watan ala Watar - the title roughly translates as "country hanging by a thread" - has been broadcast every night since Ramadan began on 11 August.

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, which is what the title roughly translates as, is an ongoing Japanese shoujo manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Matsumoto.

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