n. 25B6; adjective
rough ground : UNEVEN, irregular, bumpy, lumpy, knobbly, stony, rocky, rugged, rutted, pitted, rutty.
the terrier's rough coat : COARSE, bristly, scratchy, prickly; shaggy, hairy, bushy.
rough skin : DRY, leathery, weather-beaten; chapped, calloused, scaly, scabrous.
his voice was rough : GRUFF, hoarse, harsh, rasping, raspy, husky, throaty, gravelly, guttural.
rough red wine : SHARP, sour, acidic, acid, vinegary, acidulous.
he gets rough when he's drunk : VIOLENT, brutal, vicious; AGGRESSIVE, belligerent, pugnacious, thuggish; boisterous, rowdy, disorderly, unruly, riotous.
a machine that can take rough handling : CARELESS, clumsy, inept, unskilful.
rough manners : BOORISH, loutish, oafish, brutish, coarse, crude, uncouth, vulgar, unrefined, unladylike, ungentlemanly, uncultured; unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, uncivil, ungracious, rude.
rough seas : TURBULENT, stormy, tempestuous, violent, heavy, heaving, choppy.
(informal) I've had a rough time : DIFFICULT, hard, tough, bad, unpleasant; demanding, arduous.
(informal) you were a bit rough on her : HARSH, hard, tough, stern, severe, unfair, unjust; insensitive, nasty, cruel, unkind, unsympathetic, brutal, heartless, merciless.
(informal) I'm feeling rough. : See ill adjective sense 1.
a rough draft : PRELIMINARY, hasty, quick, sketchy, cursory, basic, crude, rudimentary, raw, unpolished; incomplete, unfinished.
a rough estimate : APPROXIMATE, inexact, imprecise, vague, estimated, hazy; N. Amer. informal ballpark.
the accommodation is rather rough : PLAIN, BASIC, simple, rough and ready, rude, crude, primitive, spartan.
smooth, sleek, soft, dulcet, sweet, gentle, careful, refined, calm, easy, kind, well, exact, luxurious.
the artist's initial roughs : SKETCH, draft, outline, mock-up.
(Brit.) a bunch of roughs attacked him : RUFFIAN, thug, lout, hooligan, hoodlum, rowdy; informal tough, roughneck, bruiser, gorilla, yahoo; Brit. informal yob, yobbo.
25B6; verb rough the surface with sandpaper : ROUGHEN.
25A0; rough something out DRAFT, sketch out, outline, block out, mock up; formal adumbrate.
25A0; rough someone up (informal) BEAT UP, attack, assault, knock about/around, batter, manhandle; informal do over, beat the living daylights out of; Brit. informal duff up.