Scabrous meaning

skăbrəs, skābrəs
Having or covered with scales or small projections and rough to the touch.

A scabrous scar; a plant with scabrous leaves.

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Dealing with scandalous or salacious material.

A scabrous novel.

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Full of difficulties.
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Covered with scales or scabs, or otherwise extremely rough.

After the incident with the gasoline, Noel's burnt arm remained scabrous, and was susceptible to infections.

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Having indecent sexual content or connotation, rough.

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

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(figuratively) Harsh; unmusical.
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Indecent, shocking, improper, scandalous, etc.
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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