Coarse Definition

kôrs
coarser, coarsest
adjective
coarser, coarsest
Of inferior or poor quality; common.
Coarse fare.
Webster's New World
Consisting of rather large elements or particles.
Coarse sand.
Webster's New World
Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh.
Coarse features, coarse cloth.
Webster's New World
Vulgar or indecent.
Coarse language.
American Heritage
Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude.
A coarse joke.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Coarse

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

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