(1) Ready and able to resort to force or violence
"Pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
"They were rough and determined fighting men"
(2) Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
"A gravelly voice"
(3) Violently agitated and turbulent
"Boisterous winds and waves"
"The fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound
(4) Not shaped by cutting or trimming
"An uncut diamond"
(5) Full of hardship or trials
"The rocky road to success"
"They were having a rough time"
(6) Not quite exact or correct
"The approximate time was 10 o'clock"
"A rough guess"
"A ballpark estimate"
(7) Unkind or cruel or uncivil
"Had harsh words"
"A harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
" a rough answer"
(8) Unpleasantly stern
"Wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"
"The nomad life is rough and hazardous"
(9) Not perfected
"A rough draft"
"A few rough sketches"
(10) (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
"She was a diamond in the rough"
(11) Not carefully or expertly made
"Managed to make a crude splint"
"A crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"
(12) Having or caused by an irregular surface
"Trees with rough bark"
"His unsmooth face"
(13) Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
"A rough ride"
(14) Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
(15) With rough motion as over a rough surface
(16) With roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
"He was pushed roughly aside"
"They treated him rough"
(17) The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
(18) Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
- Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
- A rough estimate.
- The sea was rough.
- Difficult; trying.
- Being a teenager these days can be rough.
- Crude; unrefined
- His manners are a bit rough, but he means well.
- Violent; not careful or subtle
- This box has been through some rough handling.
- The unmowed part of a golf course.
- A crude person.
- A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
- To create in an approximate form.
- Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
- To physically assault someone in retribution for something specific.
- The gangsters roughed him up a little.