Synonyms of roughness


1. roughness, raggedness, texture

usage: a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

2. harshness, roughness, unpleasantness

usage: the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

3. crudeness, roughness, inelegance

usage: an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"

4. choppiness, roughness, rough water, storminess

usage: used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

5. rowdiness, rowdyism, roughness, disorderliness, disorder

usage: rowdy behavior

6. pitting, roughness, indentation, corrosion, corroding, erosion

usage: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

7. roughness, intensification

usage: harsh or severe speech or behavior; "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"

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