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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rough  \Rough\,  a.  [Compar.  {Rougher};  superl.  {Roughest}.]  [OE. 
  rou?,  rou,  row,  rugh,  ruh,  AS  r?h;  akin  to  LG  rug,  D.  rug, 
  D.  ruig,  ruw,  OHG.  r?h,  G.  rauh,  rauch;  cf  Lith.  raukas 
  wrinkle,  rukti  to  wrinkle.  [root]  18.  Cf  {Rug},  n.] 
  1.  Having  inequalities,  small  ridges,  or  points,  on  the 
  surface;  not  smooth  or  plain;  as  a  rough  board;  a  rough 
  stone;  rough  cloth.  Specifically: 
  a  Not  level;  having  a  broken  surface;  uneven;  --  said  of 
  a  piece  of  land,  or  of  a  road.  ``Rough,  uneven  ways.'' 
  b  Not  polished;  uncut;  --  said  of  a  gem;  as  a  rough 
  c  Tossed  in  waves;  boisterous;  high;  --  said  of  a  sea  or 
  other  piece  of  water. 
  More  unequal  than  the  roughest  sea.  --T.  Burnet. 
  d  Marked  by  coarseness;  shaggy;  ragged;  disordered;  -- 
  said  of  dress,  appearance,  or  the  like  as  a  rough 
  coat.  ``A  visage  rough.''  --Dryden.  ``Roughsatyrs.'' 
  2.  Hence  figuratively,  lacking  refinement,  gentleness,  or 
  polish.  Specifically: 
  a  Not  courteous  or  kind  harsh;  rude;  uncivil;  as  a 
  rough  temper. 
  A  fiend,  a  fury,  pitiless  and  rough.  --Shak. 
  A  surly  boatman,  rough  as  wayes  or  winds. 
  b  Marked  by  severity  or  violence;  harsh;  hard;  as  rough 
  measures  or  actions. 
  On  the  rough  edge  of  battle.  --Milton. 
  A  quicker  and  rougher  remedy.  --Clarendon. 
  Kind  words  prevent  a  good  deal  of  that 
  perverseness  which  rough  and  imperious  usage 
  often  produces.  --Locke. 
  c  Loud  and  hoarse;  offensive  to  the  ear;  harsh;  grating; 
  --  said  of  sound,  voice,  and  the  like  as  a  rough 
  tone;  rough  numbers.  --Pope. 
  d  Austere;  harsh  to  the  taste;  as  rough  wine. 
  e  Tempestuous;  boisterous;  stormy;  as  rough  weather;  a 
  rough  day 
  He  stayeth  his  rough  wind.  --Isa.  xxvii. 
  Time  and  the  hour  runs  through  the  roughest  day 
  f  Hastily  or  carelessly  done  wanting  finish; 
  incomplete;  as  a  rough  estimate;  a  rough  draught. 
  {Rough  diamond},  an  uncut  diamond;  hence  colloquially,  a 
  person  of  intrinsic  worth  under  a  rude  exterior. 

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