Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Roughly"

The meaning of "Roughly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does roughly mean?
A: so can I say.

we have roughly 23 tanks in the army
Q: What does roughly mean?
A: it could have different meanings depending on the sentence...example:
1. The price of this bag is roughly about $300...in this case, roughly means estimated.
2. The basketball players played roughly today...in this case roughly means violently.
Q: What does roughly mean?
A: 1. adverb of rough
2. synonym of approximately
Q: What does roughly mean?
A: It most cases, it means "approximately".

"Roughly how many beers do you drink per day?"

Example sentences using "Roughly"

Q: Please show me example sentences with roughly.
A: There are roughly 661 jelly beans in this jar.

Roughly 2,000 people came to the event this year while last year we roughly had 1,000 people.

It’s roughly 60 cm.
Q: Please show me example sentences with roughly.
A: roughly = almost / about-
It was roughly in good shape.
It was roughly circular.
The can contains roughly 10 candies.

roughly = violent / harsh
My package was handled roughly by the mailman.
He grabbed her roughly and shook her.
Q: Please show me example sentences with roughly.
A: I know roughly three languages: Sé casi tres lenguajes (aquí "roughly" es como "casi")
She roughly fell: Se cayó duramente (roughly es como duramente aquí)
Q: Please show me example sentences with roughly .
A: Do you know roughly what time John will be here?
Q: Please show me example sentences with roughly.
A: The police handled the situation roughly.

Synonyms of "Roughly" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between roughly and cursorily and approximately ?
A: Cursorily means to glance at something quickly. "I looked at the newspaper cursorily, but I did not see my friend's name." It is different than the other two.


Approximately and roughly both mean almost the same thing: showing that something is somewhat, but not completely, accurate. "He gave me roughly 20 dollars" vs "He gave me approximately 20 dollars". In each sentence he is giving me close to, but not exactly, 20 dollars. However, approximately is more of a guess. To explain,

He gave me approximately twenty dollars: I'm assuming that he gave me about 20 dollars. Maybe more, maybe less.

He gave me roughly twenty dollars: I know he gave me about 20 dollars. Maybe he gave me 18 dollars, or 22 dollars. But I'm rounding it to 20.

If you say there is approximately 100 people in a store, you're guessing.
If you say there is roughly 100 people in a store, it means you know the exact amount of people, you're just rounding it to 100.

It's pretty tricky to figure out. Hope this helps. :D
Q: What is the difference between about and roughly and approximately ?
A: Approximately is more formal, About and Roughly are informal and you can use them as synonyms :)
Q: What is the difference between roughly and almost ?
A: "I have roughly $3,000 in my bank account."

If you say this, you don't know the exact amount in your account. You have a general idea of how much is there.

"I have almost $3,000 in my bank account."
You use 'almost' when something isn't complete but very close. You are very close to 3,000.

Both sentences are similar but have slightly different meanings.
Q: What is the difference between about 87% and roughly 87% ?
A: They mean the same thing.

Translations of "Roughly"

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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? roughly
A: Ruf-ley.

Other questions about "Roughly"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce roughly.
A: It’s said “rufflee.”
Q: Please show me how to pronounce roughly .
A: 149.6 million km (Not roughly!)
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