- Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
- Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
- coarse language
- coarse manners
Adverbs for Coarse
disagreeably; abominably; intolerably; unbearably; basely; bluntly; carelessly; hideously; unutterably; stupidly; pathetically; odiously; blatantly; insufferably; awkwardly; boorishly; intentionally; deliberately; unpardonably; barbarously; indecorously; ribaldly; tawdrily; vulgarly; hoydenishly; rowdily; shockingly; heavily; horridly; monstrously; obtrusively; outlandishly; impossibly.
Synonyms for Coarse
- (of inferior quality): thick, rough, sharp, hard
- (not refined): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass
Antonyms for Coarse
- (of inferior quality): fine
bawdy, beastlike, beastly, bestial, bitter, bitter as gall, blustering, blustery, bodily, boorish, brassy, brazen, bristly, broad, broad-bodied, broken, brutal, brute, brutish, bulky, bullnecked, bumpy, cacophonous, caddish, caked, cakey, carnal, carnal-minded, caustic, cheap, cheesy, choked, choppy, clumsy, coarse-grained, common, corpulent, corrugated, cracked, crass, croaking, croaky, cross-grained, crude, dense, dirty, doggerel, dry, dysphemistic, earthy, embryonic, fallen, fat, filthy, fleshly, foul, foul-mouthed, fourth-class, frank, full, full-bodied, furious, gaudy, graceless, grained, grainy, granular, granulated, gritty, gross, gruff, gutter, guttural, hard, harsh, harsh-sounding, heavy, heavyset, hoarse, homespun, horripilant, husky, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, improper, impure, in bad taste, in embryo, in ovo, in the rough, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, inconsiderate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, inequal, inexpert, infelicitous, inferior, insensitive, irregular, jolty, kitschy, lapsed, lascivious, lewd, linsey-woolsey, loud, loutish, louty, low, low-class, low-grade, low-quality, low-test, lumpy, massive, material, materialistic, mean, meretricious, metallic, nasty, nonspiritual, obscene, offensive, orgiastic, outlandish, oversimple, paltry, physical, pimply, pitted, pocky, poor, postlapsarian, potholed, prentice, prickly, pungent, punk, raffish, ragged, raging, rank, raucid, raucous, raunchy, raw, reductionistic, reductive, ribald, ripply, rough, rough-cast, rough-grained, rough-hewn, roughcast, roughhewn, roughneck, roupy, rowdy, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, ruffled, rutted, rutty, scatological, scratchy, second-best, second-class, second-rate, seedy, shabby, shagged, shaggy, sharp, shoddy, simplistic, smutty, sour, squawking, squawky, stertorous, stormy, strangled, stunted, swinish, tacky, tactless, tart, tasteless, tawdry, tempestuous, textured, thick, thick-bodied, thickset, third-class, third-rate, three-dimensional, throaty, tinny, trashy, turbulent, unblown, uncivil, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut, underdeveloped, undeveloped, undignified, uneuphonious, uneven, unfashioned, unfelicitous, unfeminine, unfinished, unformed, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly, ungraceful, unhewn, unkempt, unlabored, unladylike, unlevel, unlicked, unpolished, unprocessed, unrefined, unseemly, unsmooth, unsolicitous, unspiritual, untreated, ununiform, unworked, unwrought, viscous, vulgar, vulgarian, wimpled
- (UK) enPR: kô(r)s, IPA: /kɔː(ɹ)s/, SAMPA: /kO:(r)s/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)s
- (US) enPR: kô(r)s, IPA: /kɔː(ɹ)s/, /koʊɹs/, SAMPA: /KO:(r)s/, koUrs/
Audio (US) noicon (file)
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)s
- Homophone: course
- Nouns to which "coarse" is often applied: language, particle, grain, graining, sand, powder, gravel, grit, salt, gold, thread, hair, cloth, grid, aggregate, texture, grass, fish, angling, fishing.