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coarseadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kɔrs, koʊrs/
rough and not smooth or soft: coarse hair coarse linen shirts
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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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