Definition of Roughness

1. Noun. A texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven.




2. Noun. The quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses.
Exact synonyms: Harshness
Generic synonyms: Unpleasantness
Specialized synonyms: Gruffness, Hoarseness, Huskiness
Derivative terms: Harsh, Rough

3. Noun. An unpolished unrefined quality. "The crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
Exact synonyms: Crudeness
Generic synonyms: Inelegance
Derivative terms: Crude, Crude, Rough, Rough

4. Noun. Used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather.
Exact synonyms: Choppiness, Rough Water
Generic synonyms: Storminess
Derivative terms: Choppy, Rough

5. Noun. Rowdy behavior.
Exact synonyms: Disorderliness, Rowdiness, Rowdyism
Generic synonyms: Disorder
Derivative terms: Disorderly, Rough, Rough, Rowdy

6. Noun. The formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion.
Exact synonyms: Indentation, Pitting
Generic synonyms: Corroding, Corrosion, Erosion
Derivative terms: Indent, Pit

7. Noun. Harsh or severe speech or behavior. "The roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"
Generic synonyms: Intensification

Definition of Roughness

1. n. The quality or state of being rough.

Definition of Roughness

1. Noun. The property of being rough, coarseness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughness

roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs
roughly
roughneck
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness (current term)
roughnesses
roughrider
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter
roughsetters
roughshod
roughspun
roughstrings
rought
roughtail
roughtail stingray

Literary usage of Roughness

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

1. Studies of Inheritance in Guinea-pigs and Rats by William Ernest Castle, Sewall Wright (1916)
"roughness OF SERIES II. It has been mentioned that irregularities in hair direction have been found in certain stocks which can not be classified by the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"For very small channels differences of roughness have a great influence on the discharge, but for very large Channels different degrees of roughness have ..."

3. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Alexander John Ellis (1885)
"Beginning with the smallest we obtain the following different magnitudes : 8) The diminished Seventh of the minor scale bt...a1'\) [32, cents 926, roughness ..."

4. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"ij [8, cents 274, having the IT same roughness 24], is not much rougher than the just minor Third [11, cents 316, roughness 20 ; the tempered minor Third 10 ..."

5. A General Formula for the Uniform Flow of Water in Rivers and Other Channels by E. Ganguillet, Wilhelm R. Kutter (1889)
"Determination of the coefficient n of roughness of wet perimeter. Having thus determined the constants, a, / and m in our formula, we now proceed to ..."

6. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"One of the divisions of plants, from Hie roughness of their leant. ASHO'RE. ad. ... H'arton. ASPE'RITV. n. 3. Unevenness. Bogle. roughness of sound. ..."

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