adjective, adverb: 1. Without using boxing gloves. 2. Rough; unrestrained by rules or scruples.
- roughshod adjective: 1. Domineering; bullying; brutal. 2. Having horseshoes with projecting nails or calks to prevent slipping. adverb: In a domineering or harsh manner.
- pedantic adjective: Characterized by an excessive, narrow adherence to rules without practical judgment.
- rough-cut Definition: (adjective) Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste. Synonyms: uncouth, vulgar, coarse, common. Usage: My mechanic is a rough-cut man who makes little time for pleasantries, but I use him because he always gives me an honest price and does good work. Discuss
- tweedy Definition: (adjective) Of textiles; having a rough surface. Synonyms: homespun, nubby, slubbed. Usage: Instead of offering something soft and comfortable, the saleswoman handed me a sweater knitted of tweedy yarns. Discuss