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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Babbitt, Herculean, Philistine, Spartan, abrupt, abstruse, abuse, acerb, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, aggressive, agitated, amaroidal, approximate, arduous, arrested, arriviste, asperous, assault, astringent, attack, austere, backward, bad, batter, battler, bearish, beastly, beat up, belabor, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, blade, block out, blueprint, bluff, blunt, blustering, blustery, boisterous, boor, boss, bouncy, bounder, bourgeois, brash, brassy, bravo, brawler, brazen, brief, broken, broken ground, broken water, brokenly, brouillon, bruise, brusque, brutal, brutally, brutishly, bucko, buffet, bully, bullyboy, bumpy, cacophonous, cad, capricious, careening, cartoon, catchy, caustic, cavalier, changeable, changing, chart, choked, chop, choppily, choppy, churl, churlish, clown, coarse, coarse-grained, coarsen, combatant, competitor, complex, contender, contestant, copy, corduroy, corduroy road, corrugated, corrugation, cracked, cragged, craggy, crass, critical, croaking, croaky, cross-grained, crude, cruel, crusty, cursory, curt, cutthroat, cutting, delicate, delineation, demanding, design, desperado, desultory, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devil, diagram, different, difficile, difficult, dirty, disconnected, discontinuous, discordant, discourteous, disorderly, disputant, disrespectful, divaricate, divergent, diversified, do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, double-edged, dour, draft, drastic, drawing, dry, duelist, earthy, ebauche, eccentric, edged, elevation, embryonic, enforcer, epicier, erose, erratic, escharotic, esquisse, exacting, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fencer, feuder, fierce, fighter, fighting cock, figure, firm, fitful, flickering, fluctuating, foggy, foilsman, formidable, formless, furious, gamecock, gaudy, general, gladiator, gnarl, goon, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, gorilla, grained, grainy, granular, granulate, granulated, graph, grating, great, grim, gritty, gross, ground plan, groundling, gruff, gunman, guttering, guttersnipe, guttural, hairy, halting, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, harsh, harsh-sounding, harum-scarum, hasty, hatchet man, hazy, heavy, hell-raiser, hellcat, herky-jerky, heteroclite, hoarse, homespun, hood, hooligan, horripilant, horripilate, horripilation, house plan, husky, ichnography, ill-bred, ill-bred fellow, ill-mannered, ill-treat, ill-use, immethodical, immoderate, imperfect, impolite, improper, impulsive, in embryo, in ovo, in the rough, incisive, inclement, incomplete, inconsiderate, inconsistent, inconstant, indecent, indelicate, inelegant, inequal, inexact, inharmonious, injure, intemperate, intense, intermittent, intermitting, intricate, ironbound, irregular, irregularly, irritating, jagged, jaggedly, jarring, jawbreaking, jerky, jogglety, joggling, joggly, jolting, jolty, jouster, keen, killer, knight, knob, knock about, knock-down-and-drag-out, knockabout, knotted, knotty, laborious, lambaste, lay on, linsey-woolsey, looby, lop, loud, lout, loutish, low fellow, lumpy, lurching, mad dog, malodorous, maltreat, manhandle, mark out, maul, mean, mercurial, meretricious, metallic, militant, mishandle, mistreat, mock-up, molest, mordacious, mordant, motley, mucker, mug, mutable, no picnic, nonconformist, nonstandard, nonuniform, nose-tickling, not easy, nouveau riche, obscene, operose, outline, outrage, outrageous, oversimple, parvenu, patchy, pattern, peasant, penetrating, piercing, pimple, pimply, piquant, pitted, plot, plug-ugly, pluralistic, pocky, poignant, pommel, pornographic, potholed, profile, projection, proximate, pummel, pungent, punk, quarreler, quick, ragged, raggedly, raging, rambling, rambunctious, rampageous, rank, rasping, raucid, raucous, raw, reductionistic, reductive, ribald, ridiculous, rigorous, rioter, ripple, ripply, rival, roiled, roisterous, rollicking, rotten, rough draft, rough up, rough-and-ready, rough-and-tumble, rough-cast, rough-grained, rough-hewn, roughcast, roughen, roughhewn, roughly, roughneck, roupy, rowdy, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, ruffian, ruffled, rugged, rutted, rutty, sabreur, sandpaper, savage, savagely, scabrous, scathing, scraggy, scrapper, scrappy, scuffler, set with thorns, severe, shagged, shaggy, shapeless, sharp, short, simplistic, skeleton, sketch, sketchy, smutty, snatchy, snippy, solid, sour, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spiny, splitting, sporadic, spotty, squabbler, squawking, squawky, stabbing, staggering, steep, stern, stertorous, stinging, stormy, strangled, strenuous, strident, stridulous, stringent, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, stud, stunted, surly, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, table, tart, tempestuous, textured, thick, thorny, thrash, throaty, thug, ticklish, tilter, tinny, toilsome, tough, trace, trenchant, tricksy, tricky, truculent, trying, turbulent, tussler, unbecoming, unblown, uncertain, uncivil, uncivilized, uncompleted, unconscionable, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut, undecorous, underdeveloped, undeveloped, undressed, unequable, unequal, uneven, unevenly, unfair, unfashioned, unfeeling, unfinished, unformed, unfortunate, ungentle, ungentlemanly, ungodly, ungracious, unhewn, unjust, unkempt, unlabored, unladylike, unlevel, unlicked, unlucky, unmethodical, unmetrical, unmusical, unorthodox, unpleasant, unpolished, unprocessed, unrefined, unregular, unrhythmical, unseemly, unsettled, unshaped, unsmooth, unsparing, unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, untreated, ununiform, unworked, unwrought, uphill, upstart, vague, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, vehement, venomous, violent, violently, virulent, vitriolic, vulgar, vulgarian, vulgarist, wallop, wandering, washboard, wavering, wicked, wild, wimpled, wobbling, wobbly, working drawing, wrangler, yahoo, yokel
Dictionary Results for rough:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adv 1: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal
           variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside";
           "they treated him rough" [syn: roughly, rough]
    2: with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough" [syn:
       roughly, rough]
    adj 1: having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with
           rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough
           blankets"; "his unsmooth face" [syn: rough, unsmooth]
           [ant: smooth]
    2: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she
       was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
    3: not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10
       o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" [syn:
       approximate, approximative, rough]
    4: full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success";
       "they were having a rough time" [syn: rocky, rough]
    5: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and
       waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra
       Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: boisterous,
       fierce, rough]
    6: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
       [syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough,
    7: ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious
       spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an
       exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough
       and determined fighting men" [syn: pugnacious, rough]
    8: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed
       or scalloped [ant: smooth]
    9: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a
       rough ride" [syn: rough, rocky, bumpy, jolty,
       jolting, jumpy] [ant: smooth]
    10: not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond";
        "rough gemstones" [syn: uncut, rough] [ant: cut]
    11: not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude
        splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them";
        "rough carpentry" [syn: crude, rough]
    12: not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches"
    13: unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand
        and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" [syn:
        harsh, rough]
    14: unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and
        unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer" [syn: harsh,
    n 1: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the
         grass is not cut short
    v 1: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form [syn: rough in,
         rough, rough out]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Rough \Rough\, a. [Compar. Rougher; superl. Roughest.] [OE.
   rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug,
   D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas
   wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. Rug, n.]
   1. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the
      surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough
      stone; rough cloth. Specifically:
      (a) Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of
          a piece of land, or of a road. "Rough, uneven ways."
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      (b) Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough
      (c) Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or
          other piece of water.
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                More unequal than the roughest sea. --T. Burnet.
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      (d) Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; --
          said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough
          coat. "A visage rough." --Dryden. "Roughsatyrs."
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   2. Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or
      polish. Specifically:
      (a) Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a
          rough temper.
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                A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough. --Shak.
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                A surly boatman, rough as wayes or winds.
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      (b) Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough
          measures or actions.
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                On the rough edge of battle.      --Milton.
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                A quicker and rougher remedy.     --Clarendon.
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                Kind words prevent a good deal of that
                perverseness which rough and imperious usage
                often produces.                   --Locke.
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      (c) Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating;
          -- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough
          tone; rough numbers. --Pope.
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      (d) Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
      (e) Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a
          rough day.
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                He stayeth his rough wind.        --Isa. xxvii.
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                Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
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      (f) Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish;
          incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
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   Rough diamond, an uncut diamond; hence, colloquially, a
      person of intrinsic worth under a rude exterior.

   Rough and ready.
      (a) Acting with offhand promptness and efficiency. "The
          rough and ready understanding." --Lowell.
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      (b) Produced offhand. "Some rough and ready theory."
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Rough \Rough\, v. t.
   1. To render rough; to roughen.
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   2. To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
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   3. To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as,
      to rough out a carving, a sketch.
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   Roughing rolls, rolls for reducing, in a rough manner, a
      bloom of iron to bars.

   To rough it, to endure hard conditions of living; to live
      without ordinary comforts.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Rough \Rough\, n.
   1. Boisterous weather. [Obs.] --Fletcher.
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   2. A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
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   In the rough, in an unwrought or rude condition;
      unpolished; as, a diamond or a sketch in the rough.
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            Contemplating the people in the rough. --Mrs.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Rough \Rough\, adv.
   In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
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         Sleeping rough on the trenches, and dying stubbornly in
         their boats.                             --Sir W.
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