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Definition of rough tongue in English:

noun

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.

Derivatives

rough-tongued

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adjective
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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