roughness

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Etymology[edit]

rough +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

roughness (countable and uncountable, plural roughnesses)

  1. The property of being rough, coarseness.
    The roughness of the road made me wonder if my car would fall apart.
  2. (US) Roughage; coarse fodder.
    • 1855, Southern Cultivator (volume 13, page 258)
      With this latter implement, the corn stalk fodder, shucks, oats, hay and other "roughness" may be finely cut up []
  3. (Scotland) Abundance, especially of food.

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