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roughly

Syllabification: rough·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈrəflē
 
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Definition of roughly in English:

adverb

1In a manner lacking gentleness; harshly or violently: the man picked me up roughly
More example sentences
  • She grunted, her eyes widening as his knee pushed into her stomach roughly and violently.
  • Liadan's almond eyes narrow as she pulls her hands roughly out of his gentle grip.
  • The mate roughly picked him up off the deck and held him with his feet just touching ground, looking disgusted.
Synonyms
2In a manner lacking refinement and precision: people were crouching over roughly built brick fireplaces
More example sentences
  • It is roughly built but the roof is nevertheless sound enough to keep the interior completely dry.
  • It was rectangular and about the length of my hand, and was wrapped roughly in brown paper, like it had been done in a hurry.
  • The buildings looked mainly to be made of wood and roughly cut stone and many farmyard animals were walking around.
2.1Approximately: this is a walk of roughly 13 miles [sentence adverb]: the narrative is, roughly speaking, contemporary with the earliest of the gospels
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  • That lack of change means that the economy was, roughly speaking, growing at its potential rate.
  • I think all writers, roughly speaking, are in the education business.
  • In Bordeaux, however, the jeroboam is five litres - roughly equal to six bottles or a half case.
Synonyms
approximately, about, round/around about, around, circa, in the region of, something like, in the order of, or so, or thereabouts, more or less, give or take;
nearly, close to, approaching

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