Not smooth to the touch or to the sight; uneven, from projections, ridges, wrinkles, or the like; broken in outline or continuity by protruding points or lines, irregularities, or obstructions; shaggy: as, a rough surface of any kind; rough land; a rough road; rough cloth.Not smoothed or formed by art; existing or left in a natural or an incomplete state; crude; unwrought; uneven; untrimmed: as, the rough materials of manufacture.Rugged in form, outline, or appearance; harsh or unpleasing to the eye; irregular.Crudely done or considered; indefinitely approximate; vague; partial; careless; hasty: as, to make a rough estimate or calculation; at a rough guess.Characterized by harshness or asperity; disagreeably severe or coarse; discordant: used of things and actions with reference to their effects upon the senses or feelings, actions, sounds, etc.: as, rough weather; a rough remedy; rough treatment.Lacking refinement; rude in character or action; unpolished; untrained; uncouth; awkward: as, rough kindness or attendance; a rough backwoodsman.Characterized by violent or disorderly action or movement; rudely agitated or disturbed; boisterously violent; unrestrained: as, rough water; rough play.Coarse; stale: as, rough bread; rough fish.Astringent: said of wines or other beverages: as, a rough claret.In botany, same as scabrous.In Greek grammar, accompanied by, constituting, or marking the stronger aspiration, equivalent to our h; aspirated (in a narrower sense): as, a rough mute; the rough breathing.Rough, harsh, or crude in kind, but ready or prompt in action or use.Synonyms Rugged, jagged.Unhewn, unwrought.Hirsute, bristly.Indelicate, ungracious, bluff, blunt, bearish, churlish, gruff, impolite, brusk.n. Rough or roughened state or condition; crudeness; rawness; vehemence; exacerbation: with the: as, materials or work in the rough; the rough of a storm.n. A projecting piece inserted in a horse's shoe, to keep him from slipping.n. Rough weather.n. plural In mining, a poor grade of tin ore, or that which has been only roughly dressed. Also rows.To make rough; give a rough condition or appearance to; roughen: as, to rough a horse's shoes to prevent slipping.To execute or shape out roughly; finish partially or in the rough; prepare for a finishing operation: as, to rough out building-stones.To break in a horse, especially for military use.To behave roughly; specifically, to break the rules in boxing by too much roughness.Roughly; in a coarse, crude, or harsh manner.n. A rowdy; a ruffian; a rude, coarse fellow; one given to riotous violence; a bully.n. [In a foot-note Scaramelli is quoted to the effect that the word signifies in English “persona bassa e vile.”]A bad spelling of ruff.In hat-manuf., to compact (the felt) by moisture, heat, and pressure.To expose to winter weather, as cattle; permit to run at large during the winter.