Definitions For Rough


  • The part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • In a rough way
  • Outside and without shelter
  • An area on a golf course covered with tall grass that makes it difficult to hit the ball
  • Something (such as a drawing) that is done quickly and is not detailed or finished
  • A person who is loud and violent


  • Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • To hit (a player) very hard in a way that is not allowed by the rules


  • Ready and able to resort to force or violence
  • Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • Violently agitated and turbulent
  • Full of hardship or trials
  • Not quite exact or correct
  • Unkind or cruel or uncivil
  • Unpleasantly stern
  • Not perfected
  • (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse
  • Not carefully or expertly made


  • Not shaped by cutting or trimming
  • Having or caused by an irregular surface
  • Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped


  • With rough motion as over a rough surface
  • With roughness or violence (rough' is an informal variant for roughly')

Is Rough a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Rough is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Rough in a Sentence

  • He trimmed the rough edge of the paper.
  • We traveled over rough dirt roads.
  • They hiked through rough terrain.
  • The engine is running a little rough.
  • Life has been treating her pretty rough.
  • He plays rough with the dog.
  • He hit his drive into the rough.
  • He showed me a few roughs of the new building.
  • He was called for roughing the kicker.

Synonyms for Rough

Antonyms for Rough

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