Webster 1913 Edition
The quality or state of being rough.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Unevenness of surface, occasioned by small prominences; asperity of surface; as the roughness of a board, of a floor, or of a rock.
2.Austereness to the taste; as the roughness of sloes.
3.Taste of astringency.
4.Harshness to the ear; as the roughness of sounds.
5.Ruggedness of temper; harshness; austerity.
6.Coarseness of manners or behavior; rudeness.
Severity breedeth fear; but roughness breedeth hate.
7.Want of delicacy or refinement; as military roughness.
8.Severity; harshness or violence of discipline.
9.Violence of operation in medicines.
10.Unpolished or unfinished state; as the roughness of a gem or a draught.
11.Inelegance of dress or appearance.
12.Tempestuousness; boisterousness; as of winds or weather.
13.Violent agitation by wind; as the roughness of the sea in a storm.
14.Coarseness of features.