- 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 Sovo.com
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."