Entry from British & World English dictionary
The habit of speaking rudely: he was known as a jovial fellow but was not without a vicious temper and a rough tongue
More example sentences
- My father often chided my rough tongue and inelegant writing - but I digress.
- Looming large in these pages is the figure of the poet's father, whose rough tongue maintains its influence.
- Example sentences
- The rough-tongued provincial at once protested and walked out through the door.
- With London musicians he was alternately rough-tongued and paternal, handing out cigarettes to the ones who pleased him.
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