Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 256 (Roughness)

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#256. Roughness. -- N. roughness &c. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity[obs], salebrosity|, corrugation, nodosity[obs]; arborescence[obs] &c. 242; pilosity[obs].

brush, hair, beard, shag, mane, whisker, moustache, imperial, tress, lock, curl, ringlet; fimbriae, pili, cilia, villi; lovelock; beaucatcher[obs]; curl paper; goatee; papillote, scalp lock.

plumage, plumosity[obs]; plume, panache, crest; feather, tuft, fringe, toupee.

wool, velvet, plush, nap, pile, floss, fur, down; byssus[obs], moss, bur; fluff.

knot (convolution) 248.

V. be rough &c. adj.; go against the grain.

render-rough &c. adj.; roughen, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, set on edge, stroke the wrong way, rumple.

Adj. rough, uneven, scabrous, scaly,knotted; rugged, rugose[obs], rugous[obs]; knurly[obs]; asperous[obs], crisp, salebrous|, gnarled, unpolished, unsmooth[obs], roughhewn[obs]; craggy, cragged; crankling[obs], scraggy; prickly &c. (sharp) 253; arborescent &c. 242[obs]; leafy, well-wooded; feathery; plumose, plumigerous[obs]; laciniate[obs], laciniform[obs], laciniose[obs]; pappose[obs]; pileous[obs], pilose[obs]; trichogenous[obs], trichoid[Med]; tufted, fimbriated, hairy, ciliated, filamentous, hirsute; crinose[obs], crinite[obs]; bushy, hispid, villous, pappous[obs], bearded, pilous[obs], shaggy, shagged; fringed, befringed[obs]; setous|, setose[obs], setaceous; "like quills upon the fretful porcupine" [Hamlet]; rough as a nutmeg grater, rough as a bear.

downy, velvety, flocculent, woolly; lanate[obs], lanated[obs]; lanuginous[obs], lanuginose[obs]; tomentose[obs]; fluffy.

Adv. against the grain.

Phr. cabello luengo y corto el seso[Sp].