roughly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “roughly” in the English Dictionary

"roughly" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈrʌ

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 ​similartastes/roughly the same ​tastes.
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roughly adverb (NOT EVENLY)

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

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.
(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roughly" in American English

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roughlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrʌf·li/

roughly adverb [not gradable] (VIOLENTLY)

violently: He ​pushed the ​luggage roughly to the ​side.

roughly adverb [not gradable] (NOT EXACTLY)

approximately: The town’s ​population has roughly ​doubled.
(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"roughly" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈrʌfli/
not exactly: Roughly $104.8 million was ​spent on ​lotterytickets in 2006.
(Definition of roughly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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