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  1. [n]  the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  2. [n]  looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
  3. [n]  the quality of being composed of relatively large particles

COARSENESS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: commonness, graininess, granularity, grossness, nubbiness, tweediness, vulgarism, vulgarity
 See Also: inelegance, roughness, sandiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Coarse"ness\ (k[=o]rs"n[e^]s), n.
The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance;
vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture,
manners, or language. ``The coarseness of the sackcloth.''
--Dr. H. More.

      Pardon the coarseness of the illustration.

      A coarseness and vulgarity in all the proceedings.

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