Definition of Roughly

1. Adverb. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct. "20 or so people were at the party"




2. Adverb. With roughness or violence ('rough' is an informal variant for 'roughly'). "They treated him rough"
Exact synonyms: Rough
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Rough

3. Adverb. With rough motion as over a rough surface. "Ride rough"
Exact synonyms: Rough
Partainyms: Rough

Definition of Roughly

1. adv. In a rough manner; unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.

Definition of Roughly

1. Adverb. In a rough manner. ¹

2. Adverb. Unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely. ¹

3. Adverb. Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount; approximately. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughly

1. in a rough manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughly

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roughhews
roughhouse
roughhoused
roughhouses
roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs
roughly (current term)
roughneck
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness
roughnesses
roughrider
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter
roughsetters
roughshod

Literary usage of Roughly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"The fact of inequality: distribution has a roughly pyramidal form. Figures indicating the distribution of income for Prussia, for Great Britain, for London, ..."

2. Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1886)
"... of reading the hexameter, which we may liken, roughly, to the climbing of a hill, resting a moment on the summit, and then descending tho other side. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The combined mechanical and electrical endurance of this type of plate has given it a very broad field of application; its weight, roughly triple the pasted ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... lieb Conrad Christian Storr — went into much greater detail ; he admitted as many as eleven categories, which may be roughly compared with modern groups ..."

5. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"With only one exception of importance, to be noted presently, distribution, both of wealth and income, has a form roughly pyramidal. ..."

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