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Synonyms for coarse
kɔrs, koʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coarse, harsh(adj)

    of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

    "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"

    rough-cut, vulgar, uncouth, abrasive, rough, common, harsh

    tight, pulverized, fine, close, superfine, small, powdered, powdery, superior, nongranular, refined, floury, fine-grained, dustlike, small-grained, close-grained, pulverised

  2. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar(adj)

    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"

    usual, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, gross, roughhewn, plebeian, common, harsh

    superior, tight, dustlike, floury, powdery, nongranular, fine-grained, small, superfine, close, fine, close-grained, refined, pulverised, powdered, small-grained, pulverized

  3. coarse, common(adj)

    of low or inferior quality or value

    "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

    usual, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, common, harsh

    floury, powdery, fine, small, pulverised, pulverized, fine-grained, dustlike, superior, refined, close, close-grained, nongranular, powdered, superfine, tight, small-grained


  1. coarse(adjective)

    sharp, vulgar, indelicate, unpolished, obscene, thick, blunt, rude, rough, inelegant, crass, hard, gritty, uncouth


  2. coarse(adjective)

    Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

    gritty, blunt, indelicate, obscene, uncouth, crass, hard, rough, unpolished, vulgar, inelegant, thick, sharp, rude


  3. coarse(adjective)

    Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;

    indelicate, thick, hard, gritty, sharp, unpolished, uncouth, inelegant, rude, blunt, vulgar, rough, obscene, crass


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coarse

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    abrupt, bluff, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coarse

    common, ordinary, indelicate, vulgar, gross, unrefined, immodest, rough, rude, unpolished

    fine, refined gentle, polished, delicate, choice

Editors Contribution

  1. unrefined

    the salt was unrefined

    Submitted by anonymous on October 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coarse(a.)

    of large size

  2. coarse(a.)

    of large fibres or particles

  3. coarse(a.)

    crude, rough, impure, unpurified

  4. coarse(a.)

    gross, broad, indelicate, indecent, vulgar, not refined

  5. coarse(a.)

    rude, unpolished, uncivil, impolite, gruff, bluff, bearish, brutal

  6. coarse(a.)

    mean, vile, inelegant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coarse(a)

    crass, gross, unrefined, rude, unpolished, indelicate, ribald, homespun, vulgar, inelegant, unbolted, unpurified

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rude, coarse-grained, crass, rough, bad-tempered, garish, crude, foul-mouthed, secondary, gross, thick

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How to use coarse in a sentence?

  1. Lao Tzu:

    The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.

  2. Hannah More:

    My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.

  3. Marc Morial:

    I wish he had chosen to say, quote, the 'N' word as opposed to saying the word, because I have been long on record that coarse language used in any context in the pubic square is not the best way to talk about these types of issues. The 'N' word has never had a positive meaning.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind.

  5. Charlie Barton:

    That sort of coarse language has made people more critical of the political parties, what we've seen is a greater shift away from that sort of rhetoric.

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