- 1Denoting wood or stone that has been cut with a tool such as an ax, so that its surface is not smooth: rough-hewn logsMore example sentences
- Dark, rough-hewn wood walls and soft ambient lighting make it quite a cozy spot, and the open kitchen and small bar add to the general atmosphere.
- The passage gradually narrowed and they were forced to move single file through the rough-hewn stone corridor.
- All that remained was rough-hewn altar made of stone.
- 1.1Not sophisticated, polished, or elegant: a rough-hewn cinematic styleMore example sentences
- The Dutch will just have to make do with rough-hewn success.
- He was a heartfelt romantic who delivered his message in a rough-hewn vernacular.
- The working class, especially the immigrant generation, was rough-hewn.
- 1.2Denoting or possessing attractively strong or bony facial features: his angular, rough-hewn faceMore example sentences
- Soaring plume prices coupled with a poverty-stricken, rough-hewn populace contributed to a true ‘tragedy of the commons.’
- Part aristocrat and part rough-hewn soldier, Jackson represented a new kind of politics and a new conception of the presidency.
- He is teaching the rough-hewn and poor kids of London's East End, in a school that is considered a dead end for both students and teachers.
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