Definition of coarseness in English:

coarseness

Syllabification: coarse·ness
Pronunciation: /kôrsnəs
 
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noun

  • 1The quality of being rough or harsh: the coarseness of her hair
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    • Each ingredient is scrubbed, pared, polished into a tiny jewel, all coarseness fined away.
    • Hair texture is measured by the degree of fineness or coarseness of your hair, which varies according to the diameter of each individual hair.
    • His features are not distinguished; they are heavy and even to the point of coarseness.
  • 1.1The quality of being coarse in texture: you can set the desired coarseness of your flour
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    • Texture: imaged objects display some degree of coarseness or smoothness.
    • The pits on the Texas specimens are often partially or completely obscured by the coarseness of the silicification.
    • By adjusting these elements, you can set the desired coarseness of your flour.
  • 2Rudeness; vulgarity: he disliked the coarseness of the men around him
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    • In place of the well-turned, feline exchanges of Versailles, there is a certain coarseness.
    • Sadly, decency has been replaced in great measure by coarseness hence the absence of remorse or contrition.
    • Many mistakenly associate the blues with coarseness or political subservience.

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