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Definition of "coarseness" [coarse•ness]

  • The property of being coarse, roughness or primitiveness, unrefined or unpolished. (noun)
  • The quality or state of being coarse; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "coarseness" in a sentence
  • "They were pedantic disciples who united with all the affectations of the Italian style a certain German coarseness, and the outcome was a bastard style inferior to the earlier schools -- childish, stiff, and crude in color, with no sense of light and shade."
  • "Then he recalled the coarseness and bluntness of her thoughts and the vulgarity of the expressions that were natural to her, though she had been brought up in the most aristocratic circles."
  • "The great reproach always brought against Rabelais is not the want of reserve of his language merely, but his occasional studied coarseness, which is enough to spoil his whole work, and which lowers its value."