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English definition of “rough”

rough

adjective [-er/-est only]  /rʌf/ us  

rough adjective [-er/-est only] (UNEVEN)

(of a surface) not even or smooth: It was a rough road, full of potholes. Her laugh was rough and loud.

rough adjective [-er/-est only] (VIOLENT)

violent or stormy: The sea was too rough for sailing. They live in a rough neighborhood.

rough adjective [-er/-est only] (DIFFICULT)

difficult or unpleasant: She’s had a rough year – she lost her job, then her father died.

rough adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT EXACT)

not exact or detailed; approximate: I quickly made a rough table from some boards. Can you give us a rough estimate of the cost?
rough
adverb [not gradable]  /rʌf/ us  
The team had a reputation for playing rough.
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