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Synonyms for coarsekɔrs, koʊrs

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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"

    coarse, rough-cut, vulgar, uncouth, abrasive, rough, common, harsh

    tight, pulverized, fine, close, superfine, small, powdered, powdery, superior, nongranular, refined, floury, fine-grained, dustlike, small-grained, close-grained, pulverised

  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"

    usual, coarse, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, gross, roughhewn, plebeian, common, harsh

    superior, tight, dustlike, floury, powdery, nongranular, fine-grained, small, superfine, close, fine, close-grained, refined, pulverised, powdered, small-grained, pulverized

  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"

    usual, coarse, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, common, harsh

    floury, powdery, fine, small, pulverised, pulverized, fine-grained, dustlike, superior, refined, close, close-grained, nongranular, powdered, superfine, tight, small-grained


  1. coarse(adjective)

    sharp, vulgar, indelicate, unpolished, obscene, thick, blunt, rude, rough, inelegant, crass, hard, gritty, uncouth


  2. coarse(adjective)

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

    gritty, blunt, indelicate, obscene, uncouth, crass, hard, rough, unpolished, vulgar, inelegant, thick, sharp, rude


  3. coarse(adjective)

    Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

    indelicate, thick, hard, gritty, sharp, unpolished, uncouth, inelegant, rude, blunt, vulgar, rough, obscene, crass


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coarse

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    abrupt, bluff, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coarse(a.)

    of large size

  2. coarse(a.)

    of large fibres or particles

  3. coarse(a.)

    crude, rough, impure, unpurified

  4. coarse(a.)

    gross, broad, indelicate, indecent, vulgar, not refined

  5. coarse(a.)

    rude, unpolished, uncivil, impolite, gruff, bluff, bearish, brutal

  6. coarse(a.)

    mean, vile, inelegant

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List of paraphrases:

rude, coarse-grained, crass, rough, bad-tempered, garish, crude, foul-mouthed, secondary, gross, thick

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