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Coarse is sometimes a misspelling of course.

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Definition of the adjective coarse

What does coarse mean as an attribute of a noun?

Coarse is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: coarser | coarsest

  1. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
  2. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
  3. of low or inferior quality or value
    • example: of what coarse metal ye are molded
    • synonym of coarse: common
    • similar: inferior

Alternative definition of the adjective coarse


  1. Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  2. Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;


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Phrases with Coarse

  1. Coarse Fescue
  2. Coarse Rimula
  3. Coarse Shrimp
  4. coarse-furred
  5. coarse-haired
  6. coarse-grained
  7. Coarse-Graining
  8. coarse-textured
  9. Coarse Rams-Horn
  10. Coarse Wentletrap
  11. Coarse-Leaf Mallee
  12. Coarse-Haired Wombat
  13. Coarse-Haired Pocket Mice

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coarse

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Coarse is an adjective. Coarser is an adjective. Coarsest is an adjective. Rude is an adjective. Ruder is an adjective. Rudest is an adjective.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials (2012)

by R.J. Brook

fine -> fine —> fine —> fine a fine Table 2 Interaction of impurities with matrix material during firing Nature and particle size of impurities Interaction Resulting microstructural defects Inert, coarse more shrinkage less shrinkage same shrinkage ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

nursery and rearing habitat Coarse woodydebrisis a direct and indirect source offood to fishes. Directly, several fishes consume decomposing wood and bark, whilemany fish speciesare dependent on ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

Kohlefolgechemief carbochimie f; chimief de transformation de la houille et de ses dérivés química f de seqüência do carvão * coarse → 1376 coarse crystalline form (Prod.) (Pharmaceutical technology: e.g. ref. to the characteristic of prime ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Coarse sandstone." Conglomerate, Freyberg. Potters' clay, Smectic clay, ! Clay- marl, Gypsum, grayish, Durrheim. Lignite, Coburg; or mixed in the sandstone, Westphalia. Silicified marl, with vegetables and seeds, Amberg. Fibrous malachite.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Coarse feldspathic land, stone. Shelly, Bonnard ; around the granitic plateau of Burgundy, Au tun, Avallon. Conglomerate, Metz. Sandstone with particles of lignite, Vigy, near Metz Sulphate of ba- Marine Fossils, and Monocotyledonous and ...

Google previewThe Female's Encyclopaedia of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge (1830)

Comprising Every Branch of Domestic Economy

< Ciliated Dorr Coarse. ( Common Dory Esteemed. Halibut Indigestible, coarse, surfeiting. Lesser Halibut Superior to the former, but much like it. Plaise Wholesome, savoury, but far inferior to sole and turbo t. 'Dab , \ Smear Dab J Long Dab }- ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

club for dancing 140 coarse in manners club for dancing disco clublike weapon mace club-moss lycopod club-shaped claviform club that plays pop music disco club used in sport bat club with a spiked metal head mace club with heavy end ...

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Quotes about Coarse

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud. (Confucius)
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Scrabble value of C3O1A1R1S1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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