coarsely ground meaning, coarsely ground definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( coarser    comparative)   ( coarsest    superlative  )
1       adj   Coarse things have a rough texture because they consist of thick threads or large pieces.   (=rough)     (Antonym: fine)    ...a jacket made of very coarse cloth., ...a beach of coarse sand.     
  coarsely      adv  
...coarsely ground black pepper.     
2       adj   If you describe someone as coarse, you mean that he or she talks and behaves in a rude and offensive way.,   (disapproval)    (=vulgar, crude)  
The soldiers did not bother to moderate their coarse humour in her presence.     
  coarsely      adv   ADV with v  
The women laughed coarsely at some vulgar joke.     
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