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English definition of “rough”

rough

adjective (DIFFICULT)    /rʌf/
B2 difficult or unpleasant: He's had a rough time/month/year, what with the divorce and then his father dying. It must be rough to have two kids and nowhere to live.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad roughness     /ˈrʌf.nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of rough adjective (DIFFICULT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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