coarse

[kawrs, kohrs]
adjective, coarser, coarsest.
1.
composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand.
2.
lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric irritated her skin.
3.
harsh; grating.
4.
lacking delicacy, taste, or refinement; unpolished: He had coarse manners but an absolutely first-rate mind.
5.
of inferior or faulty quality; common; base.
6.
vulgar; obscene; crude: His coarse language angered us.
7.
(of metals) unrefined.
8.
(of a metal file) having the maximum commercial grade of coarseness.

Origin:
1550–60; earlier cors(e), course, cowarce; of obscure origin

coarsely, adverb
coarseness, noun
uncoarse, adjective
uncoarsely, adverb
uncoarseness, noun

coarse, course, curse, cuss.


2, 4. crude, rude, rough. 4. vulgar, gross, crass. 6. indelicate.


4. refined, sensitive.
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coarse (kɔːs)
 
adj
1.  rough in texture, structure, etc; not fine: coarse sand
2.  lacking refinement or taste; indelicate; vulgar: coarse jokes
3.  of inferior quality; not pure or choice
4.  (of a metal) not refined
5.  (of a screw) having widely spaced threads
 
[C14: of unknown origin]
 
'coarsely
 
adv
 
'coarseness
 
n

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coarse
1424, cors "ordinary," probably adj. use of noun cours (see course), originally referring to rough cloth for ordinary wear. Developed a sense of "rude" c.1510 and "obscene" 1711. Perhaps related, via metathesis, to Fr. gros, which had a similar sense development.
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Example sentences
Abe found it necessary to restrain his step-brothers from vulgarity and common
  coarseness of behavior.
The nineteenth century horror of indelicacy or coarseness now begins to appear.
The crime charged is not mere coarseness of expression.
One reason is that it does not bother to cut its coarseness with a hypocritical
  dose of sweetness or respectability.
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