"roughness" in the noun sense
1. roughness, raggedness
a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
2. harshness, roughness
the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses
3. crudeness, roughness
an unpolished unrefined quality
"the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
4. choppiness, roughness, rough water
used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
5. rowdiness, rowdyism, roughness, disorderliness
6. pitting, roughness, indentation
the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
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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