Definition of Rough water

1. Noun. Used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather.

Exact synonyms: Choppiness, Roughness
Generic synonyms: Storminess
Derivative terms: Choppy, Rough



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rough Water

rough horsetail
rough horsetails
rough house
rough in
rough line
rough microsome
rough out
rough pea
rough sledding
rough strain
rough trees
rough trot
rough up
rough up the bullpen
rough water (current term)
roughage
roughages
roughback
roughbacks
roughcast
roughcaster
roughcasters
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roughcasts
roughdrawn
roughdried
roughdries
roughdry
roughdrying

Literary usage of Rough water

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1. Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory by Caroline C. Leighton (1884)
"rough water. — Beauty of the Sea. — Golden-Gate Entrance. — San Francisco Streets. — Santa Barbara. — Its Invalids. — Our Spanish Neighbors. ..."

2. The Speed and Power of Ships: A Manual of Marine Propulsion by David Watson Taylor (1910)
"Rough-Water Effects i. Causes of Speed Reduction.—The effect of rough water upon speed is like the effect of foulness of bottom — almost impossible to ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1885)
"... which in smooth water are well enough, but in rough water too much strain is imposed by not allowing each hull to pitch independently of the other. ..."

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