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roughness (n.)

late 14c., roughnesse, "state or quality of being rough to the touch; hoarseness of voice," from rough (adj.) + -ness.

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Definitions of roughness

roughness (n.)
a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven;
Synonyms: raggedness
roughness (n.)
the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses;
Synonyms: harshness
roughness (n.)
an unpolished unrefined quality;
Synonyms: crudeness
roughness (n.)
used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather;
Synonyms: choppiness / rough water
roughness (n.)
rowdy behavior;
Synonyms: rowdiness / rowdyism / disorderliness
roughness (n.)
the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion;
Synonyms: pitting / indentation
roughness (n.)
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
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