Variant of coarse
- of inferior or poor quality; common: coarse fare
- consisting of rather large elements or particles: coarse sand
- not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh: coarse features, coarse cloth
- for rough or crude work or results: a coarse file, coarse measurements
- lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude: a coarse joke
Origin: specialized variant, variety of course inch(es) sense of “ordinary or usual order” as inch(es) of course
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