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  • The meaning of "Coarse" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. Sandpaper can be very coarse so try not to rub it on your skin. Your dry skin feels so coarse. The sand on the beach is coarse and irritates my skin. This fabric is way too coarse to be used for clothing.

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    2. It can either mean: 1) the rough or scratchy texture of something - 'a coarse material' 2) rude or vulgar language like swearing - 'coarse speech'

  • Example sentences using "Coarse"

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    2. The woman looked angry because of her coarse facial features. His shirt scratched, because it was made of coarse cloth. The student was dismissed from class for using coarse language.

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    2. Coarse can mean rude/unrefined language e.g “Stop saying ‘shit’ all the time. Coarse language gives people a bad impression of you.” It could also mean to have a rough texture e.g “This carpet is made of very coarse material. It’s uncomfortable to sit on.”

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    2. The shore is covered with coarse sand. They ate a coarse meal. He's got coarse manners.

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    2. It can describe the texture of something as rough: coarse sand or coarse ground coffee means that the pieces are not very fine or small. It can also be used figuratively (not literally) to mean something is rough, not fine: coarse language is not polite, maybe has swear words, etc.

  • Similar words to "Coarse" and their differences

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    2. Coarse refers to surfaces and texture. Rough means this and also has other meanings. For example: I have a rough idea= I have an general idea. He has had a rough time recently=He has had a difficult time recently.

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    2. They mean the same, it depends on how you use them in sentence. Meaning harsh texture and hard surface. Someone characteristics. If you touch an iguana, the skin is really coarse. To hike up on that mountain was rough.

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    2. coarse is a texture that's rough, course is a given direction

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    2. In many cases they mean nearly the same thing when describing a surface. An example where coarse is used and rough is not is to describe the relative size of pieces in a group. (I couldn't think of a better way to describe this so let's look at two examples): 1. The sand at the beach was very coarse. This means the pieces of sand were a little bigger than average and therefore not as soft to the touch. You could replace coarse with rough, but coarse is the more appropriate word here. 2. She has has very coarse hair. This means her pieces of hair are not smooth so overall her hair is coarse. Again you could use rough here and convey nearly the same meaning, but coarse is the better word. Rough on the other hand can be used in more situations. For example, describing a person or neighborhood as potentially dangerous. You could say: 1. My new neighborhood is in a rough part of town. Meaning my neighborhood isn't in a place people consider to be completely safe. Here you could NOT use coarse. Rough can also be used to describe difficulty. Example: 2. The exam I just took was rough. This means the exam was difficult and didn't go well. Again you could not use coarse here. So in short, Rough/coarse can describe a surface or texture. Coarse can be used when talking about the texture of a unit made up of tiny pieces (sand, soil, hair,). Rough can be used to describe that something is potentially unsafe and also that something is difficult. I hope this helps!

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    2. same as course (core-s)

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    2. Coarse and course are said exactly the same.

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