roughness - definitions and synonyms

roughness noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

    Synonyms:

    raggedness
  2. English Meaning: 

    : the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses

    Synonyms:

    harshness
  3. English Meaning: 

    : an unpolished unrefined quality

    Example Sentenses:

    • the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her

    Synonyms:

    crudeness
  4. English Meaning: 

    : used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

    Synonyms:

    choppiness / rough water
  5. English Meaning: 

    : rowdy behavior

  6. English Meaning: 

    : the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

    Synonyms:

    indentation / pitting
  7. English Meaning: 

    : harsh or severe speech or behavior

    Example Sentenses:

    • men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity

    • the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet