AskDefine | Define coarseness

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1 the quality of being composed of relatively large particles [syn: graininess, granularity]
2 looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth) [syn: nubbiness, tweediness]
3 the quality of lacking taste and refinement [syn: commonness, grossness, vulgarity, vulgarism, raunch]

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coarse + -ness


  1. The property of being coarse, roughness or primitiveness, unrefined or unpolished.
  2. The quality or state of being coarse; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Adam, Gothicism, animalism, animality, bad manners, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bodily size, body, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, bulk, cacology, cacophony, caddishness, callowness, carnal nature, carnal-mindedness, carnality, clumsiness, coarse-grainedness, commonness, corpulence, cracked voice, crassness, crudeness, crudity, cumbrousness, depth, discord, discourteousness, discourtesy, distance through, dryness, dysphemism, earthiness, fallen nature, fallen state, fatness, flesh, fleshliness, fourth-rateness, frankness, gaudiness, gracelessness, graininess, granularity, granulation, greenness, grittiness, gross behavior, grossness, gruffness, gutturalism, gutturality, gutturalness, hardness, harshness, heaviness, hoarseness, humbleness, huskiness, ill breeding, ill manners, ill-balanced sentences, immatureness, immaturity, impoliteness, impropriety, impurity, incivility, inconcinnity, inconsiderateness, incorrectness, indecorousness, inelegance, inelegancy, infelicity, inferiority, inferiorness, insensitivity, inurbanity, lack of finish, lack of polish, lapsed state, leadenness, loudness, loutishness, lowliness, mannerlessness, mass, materialism, meanness, meretriciousness, nondevelopment, nonspirituality, obscenity, offensiveness, oversimplicity, oversimplification, pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, poorness, postlapsarian state, raciness, rankness, raspiness, raucity, rawness, reductionism, ribaldry, roughness, rudeness, saltiness, scrapiness, scratchiness, second-rateness, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, simplism, slipshod construction, spiciness, stertorousness, stiltedness, swinishness, tactlessness, tastelessness, the Old Adam, the beast, the flesh, the offending Adam, the rough, the third dimension, thickness, third-rateness, throatiness, turgidity, ugliness, uncourtliness, uncouthness, uncultivation, undevelopment, uneuphoniousness, unfinish, unfinishedness, unfledgedness, ungallantness, ungentlemanliness, ungracefulness, ungraciousness, unmannerliness, unpoliteness, unrefinement, unripeness, unseemliness, unsolicitousness, unspirituality, unwieldiness, vulgarism, vulgarity
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