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coarse

adjective uk   /kɔːs/  us   /kɔːrs/

coarse adjective (ROUGH)

rough and not smooth or soft, or not in very small pieces: coarse sand/breadcrumbs Linen is a coarse-grained fabric.

coarse adjective (RUDE)

rude and offensive: a coarse joke coarse language
coarsely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
coarseness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
The coarseness of the cloth irritated her skin. I can't stand his coarseness and stupidity.
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