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coarse

adjective [-er/-est only]  /kɔrs, koʊrs/ us  

coarse adjective [-er/-est only] (ROUGH)

rough and not smooth or soft: coarse hair coarse linen shirts

coarse adjective [-er/-est only] (RUDE)

rude or offensive in manner or speech: Now and then coarse laughter broke out.
coarsely
adverb  /ˈkɔrs·li, ˈkoʊr-/ us  
Our recipe calls for coarsely chopped pistachios.
coarseness
noun [U]  /ˈkɔrs·nəs, ˈkoʊr-/ us  
He was shocked by the coarseness of his guest.
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