ROUGH, adjective [Latin raucus. Eng. rye, that is rough Latin ruga, a wrinkle. Gr. to snore. Latin ruga, a wrinkle, a ridge. See Ridge. The primary sense is to stretch or strain; but applied to roughness or wrinkling, it is to draw or contract, a straining together.]
1. Having inequalities, small ridges or points on the surface; not smooth or plane; as a rough board, a rough stone; rough cloth.
2. Stony; abounding with stones and stumps; as rough land; or simply with stones; as a rough road.
3. Not wrought or polished; as a rough diamond.
4. Thrown into huge waves; violently agitated; as a rough sea.
5. Tempestuous; stormy; boisterous; as rough weather.
6. Austere to the taste; harsh; as rough wine.
7. Harsh to the ear; grating; jarring; unharmonious; as rough sounds; rough numbers.
8. Rugged of temper; severe; austere; rude; not mild or courteous.
A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough
9. Coarse in manners; rude.
A surly boatman, rough as seas and wind.
10. Harsh; violent; not easy; as a rough remedy.
11. Hard featured; not delicate; as a rough visage.
12. Harsh; severe; uncivil; as rough usage.
13. Terrible; dreadful.
On the rough edge of battle, ere it join'd, Satan advanc'd.
14. Rugged; disordered in appearance; coarse.
ROUGH from the tossing surge Ulysses moves.
15. Hairy; shaggy; covered with hairs, bristles and the like.