• WordNet 3.6
    • n coarseness the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    • n coarseness looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
    • n coarseness the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    • n coarseness language or humor that is down-to-earth "the saltiness of their language was inappropriate","self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coarseness kōrs"nĕs The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance; vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language. "The coarseness of the sackcloth.""Pardon the coarseness of the illustration.""A coarseness and vulgarity in all the proceedings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coarseness The state or quality of being coarse, in any sense.
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  • Lord Byron
    “America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.”
  • Confucius
    “With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.”
  • Thomas De Quincey
    Thomas De Quincey
    “Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.”


In literature:

He had been berated for coarseness and charged with the half-culture of the West.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
We had 26 fathom coarse sand; and we saw one whale.
"A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
He was a large, coarse man, with a rough, bull-dog face and straight red hair.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Commercial value: The wood is soft, brittle, and coarse-grained, and is therefore used mainly for coarse lumber.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
The eyes were dark brown and the hair was black and coarse.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
In rainy weather, they throw a coarse mat about their shoulders.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
In this field we find a coarse sandy soil, in the next one a soil that is finer and stiffer.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
The illuminations are small but rather coarse.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Scrape and thoroughly clean the coarse outside branches of celery, cut into inch pieces and then parboil gently for fifteen minutes.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
He was a coarse-looking man, generously designed and expensively over-dressed.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates

In poetry:

My sweet primrose with thy open face,
And with fringe-like leaves, without a trace
Of coarseness, either in flower or stem,
Among all my plants thou art the gem.
"My Primrose" by Joseph Horatio Chant
E'en human Love will shrink from sight
Here in the coarse rude earth:
How then should rash intruding glance
Break in upon HER sacred trance
Who boasts a heavenly birth?
"Fourth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
Therefore they rather put away desire,
And crossed their hands and came to sanctuary
And veiled their heads and put on coarse attire:
Because their comeliness was vanity.
"Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Let them, extended on the decent Bier,
Convey the Coarse in melancholy State,
Thro' all the Village spread the tender Tear,
While pitying Maids our wond'rous Loves relate.
"Elegy XIII" by James Hammond
I paced, in the damp grey mist, last night
In the streets (an hour) to see you pass:
Yet I do not think that I love you—quite;
What's felt so finely 'twere coarse to class.
"In a Minor Key" by Amy Levy
Vainly they seek; the idle quest is o'er;
The coarse, dark women, with their hanging locks,
And lean, wild children gather from the shore
To the black hovels bedded in the rocks.
"After A Lecture On Shelley" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

1 large yellow onion, peeled and coarsely chopped.
1 cup pitted mixed black olives, coarsely chopped.
No hatchet job, ' The Conquest ' biopic about Nicolas Sarkozy still doesn't shy from showing the French president's coarseness and temper.
According to the company, the tools maximize rigidity and toughness during coarse-pitch internal Acme thread cutting.
1 small onion, coarsely chopped.
1 large serrano chile, seeded and coarsely chopped.
1 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped.
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to season.
Teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.
4 cups coarsely chopped Vidalia onions 2 cups mayonnaise 2 cups shredded cheese ( I use Mexican 3 cheeses).
4 cups coarsely chopped Vidalia onion s 2 cups mayonnaise 2 cups shredded cheese ( I use Mexican 3 cheeses).
Coarsely chop the almonds by hand or pulse a few times in a food processor (the almonds should not be finely ground).
Cup garlic croutons, coarsely crushed.
In the final stretch, Obama's campaign isn't about offering hope and change but is about appealing to a coarse ignorance that he sees in voters.
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt.

In science:

Fig. 15.— Split of the coarse-grid velocity field into parts due to fluctuations outside (left, “outer part”) and inside (right, “inner part”) of the refinement subvolume.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Next we sample short-wavelength noise on the new fine grid and subtract the coarse-cell means so that so that the noise is zero at every higher level of the hierarchy.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
In §3.1 we used spherical transfer functions after concluding in §2.4.2 that the coarse k-space sampling of the minimal method would give significant errors for the short-wavelength fields.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The reason for its success is that for CDM-like power spectra the transfer function is dominated by large spatial frequencies for which the coarse sampling of Fourier space introduces little error in the discrete Fourier transform.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
For the velocity field the errors are dominated not by the coarse sampling errors in W (~x ) but rather in the errors due to its truncation.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations