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Definition of rough diamond noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rough diamond

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BrE BrE//ˌrʌf ˈdaɪəmənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʌf ˈdaɪəmənd//
 
(British English) (North American English diamond in the rough)
 
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a person who has many good qualities even though they do not seem to be very polite, educated, etc.

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