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coarseness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coarseness  \Coarse"ness\  (k[=o]rs"n[e^]s),  n. 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  coarse;  roughness;  inelegance; 
  vulgarity;  grossness;  as  coarseness  of  food,  texture, 
  manners,  or  language.  ``The  coarseness  of  the  sackcloth.'' 
  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  Pardon  the  coarseness  of  the  illustration. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  A  coarseness  and  vulgarity  in  all  the  proceedings. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coarseness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  composed  of  relatively  large  particles 
  [syn:  {graininess},  {granularity}] 
  2:  looseness  or  roughness  in  texture  (as  of  cloth)  [syn:  {nubbiness}, 
  {tweediness}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  lacking  taste  and  refinement  [syn:  {commonness}, 
  {grossness},  {vulgarity},  {vulgarism}] 




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