[ UK /kˈɔːs/ ]
[ US /ˈkɔɹs/ ]
  1. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
    a coarse weave
    coarse sand
    coarse meal
  2. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
    an untutored and uncouth human being
    appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
    an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
    behavior that branded him as common
    behavior that branded him as common
    the vulgar display of the newly rich
  3. of low or inferior quality or value
    produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population
    of what coarse metal ye are molded
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How To Use coarse In A Sentence

  • This is a small holopid with rounded whorls, deep sutures and a body whorl bearing coarse collabral threads.
  • Robert Dossie described three categories of watercolor painting — miniature, the most delicate; distemper, which is coarser, uses less expensive colors in a glue or casein binder, and is appropriate for canvas hangings, ceilings, and other interior decorative painting purposes; and fresco. reference As a technique practiced by the Romans, fresco painting was a subject of particularly interest in the antiquity-obsessed eighteenth-century. The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • •Most soils are dominated by quartz sand, and are acidic, xeric, and have a very limited nutrient supply; they are coarser, drier, less fertile, and less suited to agriculture than the mesic soils of Ecoregion 84d. Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)
  • Talking to locals on the fishery there is no shortage of coarse fishing in the area.
  • Besides grating cheese, my wife likes the coarseness for grating zucchini and carrots for baking.
  • The hair of coastal wolves also appears to be coarser and better at shedding water, perhaps to cope with the heavy rainfall on the west coast.
  • The homemade charcuterie offers a sampling of the old-school artisan updates this kitchen is capable of, from the coarsely-ground cervelat salami with pistachios and garlic to the clove-scented pâté. Philly.com - Latest Videos
  • We exploit the cavity-model theory as the coarse model and electric magnetic simulation software HFSS as the fine model, they are aligned through Aggressive Space Mapping Algorithm.
  • As coarse as Nancie's harn sark, -- three threads out o 'the pound. The Proverbs of Scotland
  • Add coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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