Synonyms for roughness


1. roughness, raggedness, texture
usage: a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
2. harshness, roughness, unpleasantness
usage: the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
3. crudeness, roughness, inelegance
usage: an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
4. choppiness, roughness, rough water, storminess
usage: used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
5. rowdiness, rowdyism, roughness, disorderliness, disorder
usage: rowdy behavior
6. pitting, roughness, indentation, corrosion, corroding, erosion
usage: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
7. roughness, intensification
usage: 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"
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