coarseness :

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  • n  language or humor that is down-to-earth
  • n  the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
  • n  looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
  • n  the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  • v  make or become coarse or coarser
  • v  make less subtle or refined
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 10, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Catholic Online
    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.
  • Michael Powell in
    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.
  • Dominic Dromgoole in Times Online
    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."

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