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"rough-hewn" in British English

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rough-hewnadjective

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-hewnadjective

/ˈrʌfˈhjun/
  • 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)
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“rough-hewn” in American English

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