Meaning of “coarse” in the English Dictionary

"coarse" in British English

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coarseadjective

uk /kɔːs/ us /kɔːrs/
coarsely
adverb uk /ˈkɔːs.li/ us /ˈkɔːrs.li/
coarseness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkɔːs.nəs/ us /ˈkɔːrs.nəs/

The coarseness of the cloth irritated 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 linen shirts

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

rude or offensive in manner or speech:

Now and then coarse laughter broke out.
coarsely
adverb us /ˈkɔrs·li, ˈkoʊr-/

Our recipe calls for coarsely chopped pistachios.
coarseness
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)