Definitions for scabrousˈskæb rəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having a rough surface because of minute points or projections.
Category: Building Trades
full of difficulties.
Origin of scabrous:
1575–85; < L scab(e)r rough
lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy(adj)
rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
dealing with salacious or indecent material
"a scabrous novel"
covered with scales or scabs, or otherwise extremely rough
After the incident with the gasoline, Noel's burnt arm remained scabrous, and was susceptible to infections.
having indecent sexual content or connotation, rough
The novel was a flagrantly scabrous bodice-ripper, and Rachael was ashamed to read it in public.
rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly
fig.: Harsh; unmusical