Synonyms of rough in English:

rough

adjective

  • 2 the terrier's coat is rough and thick
    coarse, bristly, scratchy, prickly; shaggy, hairy, hirsute, bushy, fuzzy
    the terrier's coat is rough and thick
    [Antonyms] smooth sleek
  • 9 a robust machine, able to withstand rough handling
    careless, clumsy, inept, unskilful
    a robust machine, able to withstand rough handling
    [Antonyms] careful
  • 13 informal they gave him a very rough time
    difficult, hard, tough, bad, unpleasant, demanding, arduous
    informal they gave him a very rough time
    [Antonyms] easy pleasant
  • 16 she cobbled together a rough draft and then rewrote it
    preliminary, hasty, quick, sketchy, cursory, basic, crude, rudimentary, rough and ready, raw, unpolished, unrefined; incomplete, unfinished, uncompleted
    she cobbled together a rough draft and then rewrote it
    [Antonyms] finished perfected
  • 18 I'm afraid the accommodation is rather rough
    plain, basic, simple, rough and ready, rustic, rude, crude, primitive, spartan, uncomfortable
    I'm afraid the accommodation is rather rough
    [Antonyms] luxurious

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  • rough the surface with sandpaper
    roughen, make rough

Phrases

rough something out

draftsketch outoutlineblock outmock upsuggestdelineategive a brief idea of formaladumbrate

rough someone up

informal beat upbeatattackassaultknock about/aroundmaltreatmistreatabusebattermanhandle informaldo overbash upwork overbeat the living daylights out ofBritish informalduff upNorth American informalbeat up on

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