coarse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “coarse” in the English Dictionary

"coarse" in British English

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uk   /kɔːs/  us   /kɔːrs/

coarse adjective (ROUGH)

rough and not ​smooth or ​soft, or not in very ​smallpieces: coarse ​sand/​breadcrumbs Linen is a coarse-grainedfabric.

coarse adjective (RUDE)

rude and ​offensive: a coarse ​joke coarse ​language
adverb uk   us   /-li/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
The coarseness of the ​clothirritated her ​skin. I can't ​stand his coarseness and ​stupidity.
(Definition of coarse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coarse" in American English

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coarseadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kɔrs, koʊrs/

coarse adjective [-er/-est only] (ROUGH)

rough and not ​smooth or ​soft: coarse ​hair coarse ​linenshirts

coarse adjective [-er/-est only] (RUDE)

rude or ​offensive in ​manner or ​speech: Now and then coarse ​laughterbroke out.
adverb  us   /ˈkɔrs·li, ˈkoʊr-/
Our ​recipecalls for coarsely ​chopped pistachios.
noun [U]  us   /ˈkɔrs·nəs, ˈkoʊr-/
He was ​shocked by the coarseness of his ​guest.
(Definition of coarse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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