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Synonyms for roughnessrough·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roughness, raggednessnoun

    a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven

    Synonyms:
    harshness, pitting, rowdiness, choppiness, rowdyism, disorderliness, indentation, crudeness, rough water, raggedness

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  2. harshness, roughnessnoun

    the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

    Synonyms:
    pitting, indentation, severeness, rigor, crudeness, inclemency, severity, hardness, stiffness, scratchiness, rough water, rowdiness, disorderliness, harshness, cruelness, choppiness, rigorousness, cruelty, rowdyism, abrasiveness, raggedness, rigourousness, rigour

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  3. crudeness, roughnessnoun

    an unpolished unrefined quality

    "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"

    Synonyms:
    gaucheness, pitting, rowdiness, disorderliness, primitivism, crudeness, rudeness, choppiness, indentation, harshness, crudity, rowdyism, primitiveness, raggedness, rough water

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  4. choppiness, roughness, rough waternoun

    used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

    Synonyms:
    harshness, pitting, rowdiness, choppiness, rowdyism, disorderliness, indentation, crudeness, rough water, raggedness

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  5. rowdiness, rowdyism, roughness, disorderlinessnoun

    rowdy behavior

    Synonyms:
    harshness, pitting, rowdiness, crudeness, rowdyism, disorderliness, disarray, indentation, choppiness, disorder, rough water, raggedness

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  6. pitting, roughness, indentationnoun

    the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

    Synonyms:
    harshness, pitting, indenture, indentation, indent, choppiness, rowdyism, indention, disorderliness, rowdiness, crudeness, rough water, raggedness

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

  7. roughnessnoun

    harsh or severe speech or behavior

    "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"

    Synonyms:
    harshness, pitting, rowdiness, choppiness, rowdyism, disorderliness, indentation, crudeness, rough water, raggedness

    Antonyms:
    smoothness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. roughnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    unevenness, ruggedness

  2. roughnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    harshness, rudeness, coarseness, incivility, gruffness, bluntness, impoliteness

  3. roughnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, unsavoriness

  4. roughnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    storminess, boisterousness, tempestuousness, inclemency

  5. roughnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    violence, severity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "roughness":

    hardness

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#303218rowdiness

How to use roughness in a sentence?

  1. David Clarke:

    When you apply a voltage to them relative to some background there is an attractive force between the nanowires and the substrate that deforms the elastomer, elastomer rubber is very soft and so the surface becomes rough, and it is that roughness that scatters light.

  2. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.

  3. Luc Arnal:

    In terms of potential applications, our findings could be used to improve the way we design alarm sounds. The same way a bad smell is added to natural gas to make it easily detectable, adding roughness to alarm sounds may improve and accelerate their processing.

  4. Luc Arnal:

    Roughness refers to fast sound changes in loudness (in a 30-150Hz frequency range) of a sound that can be high-pitched or not.

  5. David Poeppel:

    These findings suggest that the design of alarm signals can be further improved, the same way a bad smell is added to natural gas to make it easily detectable, adding roughness to alarm sounds may improve and accelerate their processing.

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