Scabrous Definition

skăbrəs, skābrəs
Rough with small points or knobs, like a file; scaly or scabby.
Webster's New World
Marked with or as with scabs; blotchy, encrusted, etc.
Webster's New World
Indecent, shocking, improper, scandalous, etc.
Webster's New World
Full of difficulties.
Webster's New World

Having indecent sexual content or connotation, rough.

The novel was a flagrantly scabrous bodice-ripper, and Rachael was ashamed to read it in public.

Origin of Scabrous

  • Late Latin scabrōsus from scaber scabr- scurfy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin scabrosus, same root as scab.

    From Wiktionary

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