Definition of 'coarse'
Video: pronunciation of 'coarse'
Trends of 'coarse'
In Common Usage. coarse is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'coarse'
British English: coarse /kɔːs/ ADJECTIVE
rough Coarse things have a rough texture.
...a beach of coarse sand.
- American English: coarse
- Arabic: فَظّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: grosseiro
- Chinese: 粗糙的
- Croatian: grub
- Czech: hrubý povrch
- Danish: grov
- Dutch: grof ruw
- European Spanish: basto
- Finnish: karkea kangas ym.
- French: grossier épais
- German: grob
- Greek: τραχύς
- Italian: grezzo
- Japanese: きめの粗い
- Korean: 거친
- Norwegian: grov
- Polish: szorstki
- European Portuguese: grosseiro
- Romanian: aspru
- Russian: грубый
- Spanish: tosco
- Swedish: grov storkornig
- Thai: อย่างหยาบ
- Turkish: kaba kumaş, sakal vb
- Ukrainian: грубий
- Vietnamese: thô
British English: coarse ADJECTIVE
vulgar If you describe someone as coarse, you mean that he or she talks and behaves in a rude and offensive way.
The soldiers did not bother to moderate their coarse humor in her presence.
Definition of coarse from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.