rough or loose in texture or grain:
a coarse woolen cloth. ∎ made of large grains or particles: coarse sand.
(of grains or particles) large.
(of a person's features) not elegantly formed or proportioned.
(of food or drink) of inferior quality.
(of a person or a person's speech) rude, crude, or vulgar.
, corse, course, divorce, endorse (US
indorse), enforce, force, gorse, hoarse, horse, morse, Norse
, perforce, reinforce, sauce, source, torse
•Wilberforce • workforce • packhorse
•carthorse • racehorse • sea horse
•hobby horse • Whitehorse
•clothes horse • shire horse
•workhorse • racecourse • concourse
•intercourse • watercourse
†ordinary, common XIV; wanting in fineness or delicacy XVI. Earliest forms cors(e)
; the present form appears XVII, but is anticipated by †cowarce
(XVI); the earliest application is to cloth or clothes; of unkn. orig.