coarseness coarseness


  1. (n) language or humor that is down-to-earth
  2. (n) the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
  3. (n) looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
  4. (n) the quality of lacking taste and refinement


  • Ruth Marcus: Venom gone viral

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that we live in an age of incivility, with coarseness enabled by the Internet's immediacy and anonymity.
    on August 10, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal


  1. "Beauty, a kind of mirror of the divine, inspires and vivifies young hearts and minds, while ugliness and coarseness have a depressing impact on attitudes and behavior," Pope Benedict said.
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic Online

  2. "This growing coarseness on television and radio has resulted in a dramatic rise in public concern and outrage about what is being broadcast into their homes," FCC Chair Michael Powell said during testimony before Congress on Feb. 11.
    on Mar 26, 2004 By: Michael Powell Source:

  3. "Footsbarn has its own way of doing Shakespeare," says Dromgoole, "which mixes commedia dell'arte, and punk, and Beckett, and coarseness. But like all anarchists, they've got a gentle side too."
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Dominic Dromgoole Source: Times Online

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