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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

coarsekɔrs, koʊrs(adj.)coars•er, coars•est.

  1. composed of relatively large parts or particles:

    coarse sand.

  2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.:

    coarse fabric.

  3. harsh; grating.

  4. lacking refinement; unpolished:

    coarse manners.

  5. vulgar; obscene:

    coarse language.

  6. (of metals) unrefined.

    Category: Metallurgy

  7. (of a metal file) having the maximum commercial grade of coarseness.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of coarse:

1550–60; earlier cors(e), course, cowarce


Princeton's WordNet

  1. coarse, harsh(adj)

    of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

    "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"

  2. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar(adj)

    lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

    "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"

  3. coarse, common(adj)

    of low or inferior quality or value

    "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. coarse(adjective)ɔrs, koʊrs

    ≠ smooth

    the sheep's coarse wool; a coarse texture

  2. coarseɔrs, koʊrs

    ≠ fine

    coarse sand

  3. coarseɔrs, koʊrs

    offensive; = vulgar

    coarse language/behavior


  1. coarse(Adjective)

    Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

  2. coarse(Adjective)

    Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

  3. Origin: cors (adjectival use of cours)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coarse

    large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread

  2. Coarse

    not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse language

Anagrams of coarse

  1. ocreas

Translations for coarse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rough in texture or to touch; not fine

This coat is made of coarse material.

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