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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coarse /ˈkors, ˈkɔrs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 coarse /ˈko(ə)rs, ˈkɔ(ə)rs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coarse a. [Compar. Coarser superl. Coarsest.]
 1. Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.
 2. Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse language.
 I feel
 Of what coarse metal ye are molded.   --Shak.
    To copy, in my coarse English, his beautiful expressions.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Large; thick; rough; gross; blunt; uncouth; unpolished; inelegant; indelicate; vulgar.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch; "coarse
             meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave" [ant: fine]
      2: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse
         manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him
         as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an
         uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the
         vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the
         newly rich" [syn: common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]
      3: of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal
         ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths
         used by the poorer population" [syn: common]
      4: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language";
         "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of
         humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar
         gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been
         edited" [syn: crude, earthy, gross, vulgar]