Dictionary Results for roughness

1. roughness - noun

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

Synonym(s): raggedness

Hypernym(s): texture

Antonym(s): smoothness

2. roughness - noun

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

Synonym(s): harshness

Hypernym(s): unpleasantness

3. roughness - noun

· an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"

Synonym(s): crudeness

Hypernym(s): inelegance

4. roughness - noun

· used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

Synonym(s): choppiness, rough_water

Hypernym(s): storminess

5. roughness - noun

· rowdy behavior

Synonym(s): rowdiness, rowdyism, disorderliness

Hypernym(s): disorder

6. roughness - noun

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

Synonym(s): pitting, indentation

Hypernym(s): corrosion, corroding, erosion

7. roughness - noun

· harsh or severe speech or behavior; "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"

Hypernym(s): intensification

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