Definition of Roughhewn

1. Adjective. Of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing.

Exact synonyms: Rough-cut
Similar to: Unfinished



Definition of Roughhewn

1. a. Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.

Definition of Roughhewn

1. Adjective. (alternative form of rough-hewn) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughhewn

1. roughhew [v] - See also: roughhew

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughhewn

roughen
roughen up
roughened
roughening
roughens
rougher
roughers
roughest
roughhead
roughheads
roughhew
roughhewed
roughhewer
roughhewers
roughhewing
roughhewn (current term)
roughhews
roughhouse
roughhoused
roughhouses
roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs

Literary usage of Roughhewn

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1. The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain (2001)
"... compared with the roughhewn blocks that form the wide verandah or platform which surrounds the Great Temple. One stretch of that platform, ..."

2. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1887)
"... left there—- an altar of unpolished wood, placed against a background of roughhewn stone. Four whitewashed walls, a door opposite the altar, ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"roughhewn, slovenly, and rude, in his person, behaviour, and fashion ; seldom caring for a better outside than a rugge- gown girt close about him : yet his ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"... but rather by building up, satisfied if I could add to the structure but one stone, small and roughhewn though it be. The opinion in Hoke v. ..."

5. Basis of American History, 1500-1900 by Livingston Farrand (1904)
"The buildings were sheds constructed of wooden frames covered in with roughhewn slabs, and each house was divided into three compartments with platforms or ..."

6. O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories by Blanche Colton Williams, Harry Hansen, Society of Arts and Sciences (U.S.), Herschel Brickell (1921)
"His face was of the roughhewn type; in his two upper-class years his heavy frame had taken on a vast amount of brawn and muscle. ..."

7. The Old Farmer and His Almanack: Being Some Observations on Life and Manners by George Lyman Kittredge (1920)
"... unworthy of the serious attention of a " student in physick and astronomy," — is evinced by the roughhewn verses that accompany the picture: — The ..."

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