Definition of roughness


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • roughness is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 13 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • roughness is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of roughness

  • the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. harshness

  • rowdy behavior (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. disorderliness
    2. rowdiness
    3. rowdyism

  • used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. choppiness
    2. rough water

  • a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. raggedness

  • an unpolished unrefined quality (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. crudeness

  • the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. indentation
    2. pitting

  • harsh or severe speech or behavior (noun)

    Examples

    1. men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity
    2. the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet