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English definition of “roughly”

roughly

adverb uk   /ˈrʌf.li/ us  

roughly adverb (NOT EXACTLY)

B2 approximately: There has been an increase of roughly 2.25 million. Roughly speaking, it's 2.25 million. We have roughly similar tastes/roughly the same tastes.Approximate

roughly adverb (NOT EVENLY)

C2 without taking a lot of care to make something perfect: Roughly chop the tomatoes.Crude and basic

roughly adverb (VIOLENTLY)

C2 in a violent or angry way: He pushed the children roughly to one side. "And what's going on here?" he said roughly.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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