Meaning of “rough-hewn” in the English Dictionary

"rough-hewn" in British English

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uk /ˌrʌfˈhjuːn/ us /ˌrʌfˈhjuːn/

A rough-hewn material, such as wood or stone, has been shaped, but not given a smooth surface.

If someone's character or behaviour is rough-hewn, they do not seem very polite:

She's an experienced politician with a rough-hewn style.

(Definition of “rough-hewn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rough-hewn" in American English

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rough-hewn adjective (OBJECT)

looking not finished or not smooth:

The students sang on a rough-hewn stage.

rough-hewn adjective (PERSON)

not very polite and having a lack of grace and style:

The hero in the film is a rough-hewn detective.

(Definition of “rough-hewn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)