What does coarse mean?

Definitions for coarse
kɔrs, koʊrscoarse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coarse, harshadjective

    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, vulgaradjective

    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, commonadjective

    of low or inferior quality or value

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

Wiktionary

  1. coarseadjective

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

    Etymology: cors (adjectival use of cours)

  2. coarseadjective

    Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coarse

    kōrs, adj. rough: rude: uncivil: vulgar: harsh: gross.—adj. Coarse′-grained, coarse in the grain, as wood: (fig.) inelegant, gross.—adv. Coarse′ly.—v.t. Coars′en, to make coarse.—n. Coarse′ness.—adj. Coars′ish, somewhat coarse. [From phrase 'in course,' hence ordinary.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coarse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coarse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of coarse in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Barton:

    That sort of coarse language has made people more critical of the political parties, what we've seen is a greater shift away from that sort of rhetoric.

  2. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

  3. Marc Morial:

    I wish he had chosen to say, quote, the 'N' word as opposed to saying the word, because I have been long on record that coarse language used in any context in the pubic square is not the best way to talk about these types of issues. The 'N' word has never had a positive meaning.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    To opponents of the President's policies, the best way to limit what he can do to show that America is not as coarse, as mean, as hypocritical as his behavior suggests, the best solution is to win elections, that is a far more productive way to channel the legitimate frustrations with the President's policies than harassing members of his administration.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.

Images & Illustrations of coarse

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