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Definition of "roughed" []

  • (of a surface) not smooth; uneven or irregular (adjective)
  • (of ground) covered with scrub, boulders, etc (adjective)
  • Denoting or taking place on uncultivated ground (adjective)
  • Shaggy or hairy (adjective)
  • Turbulent; agitated (adjective)
  • (of the performance or motion of something) uneven; irregular (adjective)
  • (of behaviour or character) rude, coarse, ill mannered, inconsiderate, or violent (adjective)
  • Harsh or sharp (adjective)
  • Severe or unpleasant (adjective)
  • (of work, a task, etc) requiring physical rather than mental effort (adjective)
  • Ill or physically upset (adjective)
  • Unfair or unjust (adjective)
  • Harsh or grating to the ear (adjective)
  • Harsh to the taste (adjective)
  • Without refinement, luxury, etc (adjective)
  • Not polished or perfected in any detail; rudimentary; not elaborate (adjective)
  • Not prepared or dressed (adjective)
  • (of a guess, estimate, etc) approximate (adjective)
  • (of a chance) not good (adjective)
  • Having the sound of h; aspirated (adjective)
  • Rough ground (noun)
  • A sketch or preliminary piece of artwork (noun)
  • An unfinished or crude state (esp in the phrase in the rough) (noun)
  • The side of a racket on which the binding strings form an uneven line (noun)
  • A rough or violent person; thug (noun)
  • The unpleasant side of something (esp in the phrase take the rough with the smooth) (noun)
  • In a rough manner; roughly (adverb)
  • To make rough; roughen (verb)
  • To prepare (a sketch, report, piece of work, etc) in preliminary form (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of rough. (verb)

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Use "roughed" in a sentence
  • "First, a bizarre incident involving Brad Pitt when one of the guards hired to protect him from the paparazzi actually kind of roughed him up a little."
  • "REMY STOOD on the second floor of what appeared to be an old warehouse, in front of a heavy door, a kind of roughed metal, brushed and polished until it gleamed like a rocket."
  • "KURTZ: You know, another person who is getting an awful lot of media attention in the last few days besides John McCain is of course Dick Cheney, who's been, I would say, kind of roughed up by the press as we have excavated his voting record, looked into his history of health problems and so forth."