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Definition of rough-hewn adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of stone, wood, etc.) cut in a way that leaves it with a rough surface rough-hewn walls (figurative) the rough-hewn features of his face
  2. 2(formal) (of a person or their behavior) not very polite or educated
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rough-hewn