- 1The quality of being rough or harsh: the coarseness of her hairMore example sentences
roughness, prickliness, wiriness, bristliness, scratchiness; shagginessoafishness, loutishness, boorishness, churlishness, uncouthness, rudeness, ill manners, discourteousness, ungentlemanliness, vulgarity, roughness, crassnesscrudeness, offensiveness, indelicacy, impropriety, indecorousness, unseemliness, crassness, tastelessness, lewdness, prurience; bawdiness, earthiness
- Each ingredient is scrubbed, pared, polished into a tiny jewel, all coarseness fined away.
- Hair texture is measured by the degree of fineness or coarseness of your hair, which varies according to the diameter of each individual hair.
- His features are not distinguished; they are heavy and even to the point of coarseness.
- 1.1The quality of being coarse in texture: you can set the desired coarseness of your flourMore example sentences
- Texture: imaged objects display some degree of coarseness or smoothness.
- The pits on the Texas specimens are often partially or completely obscured by the coarseness of the silicification.
- By adjusting these elements, you can set the desired coarseness of your flour.
- 2Rudeness; vulgarity: he disliked the coarseness of the men around himMore example sentences
- In place of the well-turned, feline exchanges of Versailles, there is a certain coarseness.
- Sadly, decency has been replaced in great measure by coarseness hence the absence of remorse or contrition.
- Many mistakenly associate the blues with coarseness or political subservience.