C c


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

Definitions of coarsest word

  • adjective coarsest composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. 1
  • adjective coarsest lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric irritated her skin. 1
  • adjective coarsest harsh; grating. 1
  • adjective coarsest lacking delicacy, taste, or refinement; unpolished: He had coarse manners but an absolutely first-rate mind. 1
  • adjective coarsest of inferior or faulty quality; common; base. 1
  • adjective coarsest vulgar; obscene; crude: His coarse language angered us. 1

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Origin of coarsest

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1550-60; earlier cors(e), course, cowarce; of obscure origin

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Parts of speech for Coarsest


coarsest popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coarsest usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with coarsest

  • which sedimentary rock has the coarsest grain?

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