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Definition of coarse adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (coarser, coarsest)
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  1. 1(of skin or cloth) rough coarse hands/linen opposite smooth, soft
  2. 2consisting of relatively large pieces coarse sand/salt/hair opposite fine
  3. 3rude and offensive, especially about sex synonym vulgar coarse manners/laughter
adverb coarsely chopped onions (= cut into large pieces) He laughed coarsely at her.
noun [uncountable]
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