Definitions and Examples of coarse, rough, harsh
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Rough or harsh in texture; made up of large particles or fibers.
The sandpaper was too coarse for the delicate woodwork.
Having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or polished.
The sea was rough and choppy, making it hard to swim.
Unpleasantly rough or grating in sound; severe or cruel in manner or effect.
The teacher's harsh criticism made the student feel discouraged.
Key Differences: coarse vs rough vs harsh
- 1Coarse describes a rough texture made up of large particles or fibers.
- 2Rough describes an uneven or irregular surface that is not smooth or polished.
- 3Harsh describes an unpleasant or grating sound or a severe and cruel manner or effect.
Effective Usage of coarse, rough, harsh
- 1Texture: Use coarse and rough to describe the texture of materials such as sandpaper, fabrics, or skin.
- 2Sound: Use harsh to describe unpleasant or grating sounds such as a screeching noise or a loud argument.
- 3Taste: Use fino and coarse to describe the texture of food such as wine or salt.
The antonyms of fino are coarse, rough, and harsh. These words describe textures, sounds, or tastes that are opposite to fino. Use them to describe the texture of materials, sounds, or food, depending on the context.