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English definition of “rough diamond”

rough diamond

noun [C]     UK (US diamond in the rough)
a person who is kinder and more pleasant than they seem to be from their appearance and manner People having good qualities
(Definition of rough diamond noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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