coarse /ˈkors, ˈkɔrs/
coarse /ˈko(ə)rs, ˈkɔ(ə)rs/ 形容詞
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.
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.
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]