ruff vs rough :

ruff vs rough

ruff or rough

Ruff is an extension of a starched frill, worn round the neck. It could also mean the colored rings of hairs or feathers round the neck of a mammal or bird.

A. "I eventually bought the Jacobean ruff."
B. "A ruff of long sharp tipped pointed feathers."

Rough means when something or a surface isn't smooth, unrefined, coarse and unsophisticated.

"Your shirt looks rough, have it pressed."


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Definitions

  • n  an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
  • n  a high tight collar
  • n  common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
  • n  (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
  • v  play a trump

  • n  the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • v  prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • a  having or caused by an irregular surface
    trees with rough bark
    rough ground
    rough skin
    rough blankets
  • s  (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
    she was a diamond in the rough
    rough manners
  • s  not quite exact or correct
    a rough guess
  • s  full of hardship or trials
    they were having a rough time
  • s  violently agitated and turbulent
    rough weather
    rough seas
  • s  unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • s  ready and able to resort to force or violence
    they were rough and determined fighting men
  • a  of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  • a  causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    a rough ride
  • a  not shaped by cutting or trimming
    rough gemstones
  • s  not carefully or expertly made
    rough carpentry
  • s  not perfected
    a rough draft
    a few rough sketches
  • s  unpleasantly stern
    the nomad life is rough and hazardous
  • s  unkind or cruel or uncivil
    a rough answer
  • r  with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
    he was pushed roughly aside
    they treated him rough
  • r  with rough motion as over a rough surface
    ride rough
News & Articles

  • Ruff still wants Buffalo to win a Cup
    Lindy Ruff has begun looking toward his next job – the New York Rangers are reportedly the latest to give him a call – but he’ll remain a Western New Yorker. In fact, he still carries the same dream for Buffalo as when he represented the Sabres.
    June 11, 2013 - The Buffalo News
  • Ruff acknowledges potential relocation from Buffalo, but Sabres' ex-coach retains dream of Stanley Cup for city ...
    Lindy Ruff has begun looking toward his next job – the New York Rangers are reportedly the latest to give him a call – but he’ll remain a Western New Yorker. In fact, he still carries the same dream for Buffalo as when he represented the Sabres.
    June 11, 2013 - The Buffalo News Blogs
  • Ruff Honored By Clarence Chamber of Commerce
    WILIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Former Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has certainly left his mark on the Clarence community. Monday, Ruff was named the first annual "Sportsman of the Year" by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.
    June 11, 2013 - WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  • Peg McEntee: R-r-r-rough roads show we need higher t-t-t-taxes
    Peg McEntee: R-r-r-rough roads show we need higher t-t-t-taxes by Peg Mcentee Tribune Columnist Published Jun 12, 2013 07:27PM MDT Sometimes you have to spend a little money now to save a lot later. That’s the case with Salt Lake City streets, which, due to deferred maintenance, have pits, potholes, bumps and, in some cases, are beginning to crumble. On Tuesday night, five of seven City Council ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • #Panquake: The overnight update
    It's rough eating pancakes for 24 hours. Or at least, it's been rough eating pancakes for however many hours we've been eating at this point. As I write this, it's nearly 4 a.m. on Wednesday on the West Coast and I've been sitting at Denny's eating pancakes (or trying to) since 1 p.m. on Tuesday. They keep playing the "Top 10 Countdown" -- which is five-second snippets of the top songs in the ...
    June 12, 2013 - SB Nation
  • Vandals land in fifth at WAC Tournament
    After a rough first round the Idaho women’s golf team turned things around, putting together two solid rounds to finish in fifth at the WAC Championships on Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz. Idaho junior Rachel Choi blazed through ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Argonaut