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


rough diamond

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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