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  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. 




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