Coarse definition

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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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Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude.

A coarse joke.

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Lacking in delicacy or refinement.

Coarse manners.

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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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Vulgar or indecent.

Coarse language.

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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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Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

Coarse manners.

Coarse language.

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For rough or crude work or results.

A coarse file, coarse measurements.

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Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture.

Coarse sand.

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Rough, especially to the touch.

A coarse tweed.

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Of inferior or poor quality; common.

Coarse fare.

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Of low, common, or inferior quality.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
coarse
Comparative:
coarser
Superlative:
coarsest

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