Coarse meaning

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Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh.

Coarse features, coarse cloth.

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Consisting of rather large elements or particles.

Coarse sand.

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Of inferior or poor quality; common.

Coarse fare.

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Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
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Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture.

Coarse sand.

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Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

Coarse manners.

Coarse language.

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Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude.

A coarse joke.

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The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.

An example of coarse is large particles of ground pepper.

An example of coarse is thick and dry hair.

An example of coarse is the texture of sandpaper.

An example of coarse is someone using lots of swear words when speaking.

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Of low, common, or inferior quality.
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Rough, especially to the touch.

A coarse tweed.

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For rough or crude work or results.

A coarse file, coarse measurements.

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Origin of coarse

  • Middle English cors probably from course custom course
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • cors (adjectival use of cours)
    From Wiktionary