rough as sacks definition, rough as sacks meaning | English dictionary



1    a large bag made of coarse cloth, thick paper, etc., used as a container  
2      (Also called)    sackful   the amount contained in a sack, sometimes used as a unit of measurement  
a    a woman's loose tube-shaped dress  
b      (Also called)    sacque   a woman's full loose hip-length jacket, worn in the 18th and mid-20th centuries  
4       short for       rucksack  
5      (Cricket)      the Austral. word for       bye   1  
6    the sack  
Informal   dismissal from employment  
7       a slang word for       bed  
8    hit the sack  
Slang   to go to bed  
9    rough as sacks            (N.Z.)   uncouth  
      vb   tr  
10    Informal   to dismiss from employment  
11    to put into a sack or sacks  
     (Old English sacc, from Latin saccus bag, from Greek sakkos; related to Hebrew saq)  
  sacklike      adj  
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1    broken, bumpy, craggy, irregular, jagged, rocky, rugged, stony, uneven  
2    bristly, bushy, coarse, dishevelled, disordered, fuzzy, hairy, shaggy, tangled, tousled, uncut, unshaven, unshorn  
3    agitated, boisterous, choppy, inclement, squally, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, wild  
4    bearish, bluff, blunt, brusque, churlish, coarse, curt, discourteous, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, indelicate, loutish, rude, unceremonious, uncivil, uncouth, uncultured, ungracious, unmannerly, unpolished, unrefined, untutored  
5    boisterous, cruel, curt, drastic, extreme, hard, harsh, nasty, rowdy, severe, sharp, tough, unfeeling, unjust, unpleasant, violent  
6      (informal)   below par, ill, not a hundred per cent     (informal)   off colour, poorly     (informal)   ropey or ropy     (Brit. informal)   rotten     (informal)   sick, under the weather     (informal)   unwell, upset  
7    cacophonous, discordant, grating, gruff, harsh, husky, inharmonious, jarring, rasping, raucous, unmusical  
8    arduous, austere, hard, rugged, spartan, tough, uncomfortable, unpleasant, unrefined  
9    basic, crude, cursory, formless, hasty, imperfect, incomplete, quick, raw, rough-and-ready, rough-hewn, rudimentary, shapeless, sketchy, unfinished, unpolished, unrefined, untutored  
10    crude, raw, rough-hewn, uncut, undressed, unhewn, unpolished, unprocessed, unwrought  
11    amorphous, approximate, estimated, foggy, general, hazy, imprecise, inexact, sketchy, vague  
12    draft, mock-up, outline, preliminary sketch, suggestion  
13      (informal)   bruiser, bully boy, casual, lager lout, ned     (slang)   roughneck     (slang)   rowdy, ruffian, thug, tough  
14    rough out      adumbrate, block out, delineate, draft, outline, plan, sketch, suggest  
15    rough up      bash up     (informal)   batter, beat the living daylights out of     (informal)   beat up, do over     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang)   knock about or around, maltreat, manhandle, mistreat, thrash, work over     (slang)  
1    even, level, regular, smooth, unbroken  
2    smooth, soft  
3    calm, gentle, quiet, smooth, tranquil  
4    civil, considerate, courteous, courtly, delicate, elegant, graceful, gracious, pleasant, polite, refined, smooth, sophisticated, urbane, well-bred, well-mannered  
5    gentle, just, kind, mild, pleasant, quiet, soft  
7    harmonious, smooth  
8    comfortable, cushy     (informal)   easy, pleasant, soft  
9    complete, detailed, finished, perfected, polished, refined, specific  
10    smooth  
11    exact, perfected, specific  

adequate, cobbled together, crude, improvised, makeshift, provisional, sketchy, stopgap, thrown together, unpolished, unrefined  
      n   affray     (Law)   brawl, donnybrook, dust-up     (informal)   fight, fracas, melee or mêlée, punch-up     (Brit. informal)   roughhouse     (slang)   scrap     (informal)   scrimmage, scuffle, shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   struggle  
      adj   boisterous, disorderly, haphazard, indisciplined, irregular, rough, rowdy, scrambled, scrambling  

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