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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coarse  \Coarse\,  a.  [Compar.  {Coarser};  superl.  {Coarsest}.]  [As 
  this  word  was  anciently  written  course,  or  cours,  it  may  be 
  an  abbreviation  of  of  course,  in  the  common  manner  of 
  proceeding,  common,  and  hence  homely,  made  for  common 
  domestic  use  plain,  rude,  rough,  gross,  e.  g.,  ``Though  the 
  threads  be  course.''  --Gascoigne.  See  {Course}.] 
  1.  Large  in  bulk,  or  composed  of  large  parts  or  particles;  of 
  inferior  quality  or  appearance;  not  fine  in  material  or 
  close  in  texture;  gross;  thick;  rough;  --  opposed  to 
  {fine};  as  coarse  sand;  coarse  thread;  coarse  cloth; 
  coarse  bread. 
 
  2.  Not  refined;  rough;  rude;  unpolished;  gross;  indelicate; 
  as  coarse  manners;  coarse  language. 
 
  I  feel  Of  what  coarse  metal  ye  are  molded.  --Shak. 
 
  To  copy,  in  my  coarse  English,  his  beautiful 
  expressions.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Large  thick;  rough;  gross;  blunt;  uncouth;  unpolished; 
  inelegant;  indelicate;  vulgar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coarse 
  adj  1:  of  texture;  large-grained  or  rough  to  the  touch;  "coarse 
  meal";  "coarse  sand";  "a  coarse  weave"  [ant:  {fine}] 
  2:  lacking  refinement  or  cultivation  or  taste;  "he  had  coarse 
  manners  but  a  first-rate  mind";  "behavior  that  branded  him 
  as  common";  "an  untutored  and  uncouth  human  being";  "an 
  uncouth  soldier--a  real  tough  guy";  "appealing  to  the 
  vulgar  taste  for  violence";  "the  vulgar  display  of  the 
  newly  rich"  [syn:  {common},  {uncouth},  {vulgar}] 
  3:  of  low  or  inferior  quality  or  value;  "of  what  coarse  metal 
  ye  are  molded"-  Shakespeare;  "produced...the  common  cloths 
  used  by  the  poorer  population"  [syn:  {common}] 
  4:  conspicuously  and  tastelessly  indecent;  "coarse  language"; 
  "a  crude  joke";  "crude  behavior";  "an  earthy  sense  of 
  humor";  "a  revoltingly  gross  expletive";  "a  vulgar 
  gesture";  "full  of  language  so  vulgar  it  should  have  been 
  edited"  [syn:  {crude},  {earthy},  {gross},  {vulgar}] 




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