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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawrs, kohrs greynd]
    • /kɔrs, koʊrs greɪnd/
    • /kɔːs greɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawrs, kohrs greynd]
    • /kɔrs, koʊrs greɪnd/

Definitions of coarse-grained word

  • adjective coarse-grained having a large or coarse grain 3
  • adjective coarse-grained (of a person) having a coarse nature; gross 3
  • adjective coarse-grained having a coarse texture or grain. 1
  • adjective coarse-grained indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse-grained person with vulgar manners. 1
  • adjective coarse-grained Consisting of coarse particles. 0
  • adjective coarse-grained Having a coarse, irregular texture. 0

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Origin of coarse-grained

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70

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Parts of speech for Coarse-grained


coarse-grained popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for coarse-grained

adj coarse-grained

  • crude — A crude method or measurement is not exact or detailed, but may be useful or correct in a rough, general way.
  • grainy — resembling grain; granular.
  • harsh — ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners.
  • homespun — spun or made at home: homespun cloth.
  • impure — not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, especially of an inferior or contaminating nature: impure water and air.

Antonyms for coarse-grained

adj coarse-grained

  • polite — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  • gentle — kindly; amiable: a gentle manner.
  • nice — pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
  • refined — having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.: refined people.
  • sophisticated — sophisticated.

Top questions with coarse-grained

  • which igneous rocks are coarse-grained due to slow cooling?

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