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Coarseness


COARSENESS, noun

1. Largeness of size; thickness; as the coarseness of thread.

2. The quality of being made of coarse thread or yarn; whence thickness and roughness; as the coarseness of cloth.

3. Unrefined state; the state of being mixed with gross particles or impurities; as the coarseness of glass.

4. Roughness; grossness; rudeness; applied to manners; as the coarseness of a clown.

5. Grossness; want of refinement or delicacy; want of polish; as the coarseness of expression or of language.

6. Meanness; want of art in preparation; want of nicety; as the coarseness of food or of raiment.