roughness

Primary Meanings of roughness

1.
n
a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
2.
n
an unpolished unrefined quality
Full Definitions of roughness
1

n a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

Synonyms:
raggedness
Antonyms:
smoothness
a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
Types:
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scaliness
the property of being scaly
coarseness, nubbiness, tweediness
looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
burl, knot, slub
soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
abrasiveness, harshness, scratchiness
the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
coarseness, graininess, granularity
the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
shagginess
roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
bumpiness
the texture of a surface that has many bumps
bristliness, prickliness, spininess, thorniness
the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
sandiness
a texture resembling that of sand
Type of:
texture
the feel of a surface or a fabric

n used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

Synonyms:
choppiness, rough water
Type of:
storminess
the state of being stormy

n the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

Synonyms:
indentation, pitting
Type of:
corroding, corrosion, erosion
erosion by chemical action
2

n an unpolished unrefined quality

Synonyms:
crudeness
Type of:
inelegance
the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

n the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

Synonyms:
harshness
Types:
gruffness, hoarseness, huskiness
a throaty harshness
Type of:
unpleasantness
the quality of giving displeasure

n harsh or severe speech or behavior

“men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity”
“the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet”
Type of:
intensification
action that makes something stronger or more extreme

n rowdy behavior

Synonyms:
disorderliness, rowdiness, rowdyism
Type of:
disorder
a disturbance of the peace or of public order

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