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Definition of "rough-spoken" []

  • Rude or uncouth in speech (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "rough-spoken" in a sentence
  • "To old-guard, Protestant Cincinnati, Barney Kroger, for all his money, was still a rough-spoken farm boy who got his start selling cabbages from a horse-drawn cart."
  • "Both are high-school-dropout country boys with no prospects, brought up to hard work and privation, both rough-mannered, rough-spoken, inured to the stoic life."
  • "Emerging on the other side, he passed along the line of candidates and their friends, who were standing beneath an awning, paused briefly to talk to Palicanus—the rough-spoken former tribune was standing for a praetorship—and then exited without giving Hortensius or Metellus a second glance."
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