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Definition of "coarse" []

  • Of low, common, or inferior quality. (adjective)
  • Lacking in delicacy or refinement: coarse manners. (adjective)
  • Vulgar or indecent: coarse language. (adjective)
  • Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture: coarse sand. (adjective)
  • Rough, especially to the touch: a coarse tweed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coarse" in a sentence
  • "Which of coarse is Latin for “so there, nyah/neener/nannynannybooboo”"
  • "One day, because he was tired and unhappy, he knocked their heads together, and they plotted to destroy him, but they were afraid, and secretly admired what they called his coarse habits."
  • "His first pan of the morning washed out over two dollars in coarse gold."