Definition Of roughly


in a manner lacking gentleness; harshly or violently.

the man picked me up roughly

in a manner lacking refinement and precision.

people were crouching over roughly built brick fireplaces

Example Of roughly

  • A chauffeur opened the door and Natalie was roughly shoved into the back of the limo with Evan right behind her.

  • At once, they both came forward and grabbed David, roughly holding him back.

  • Cirro Stratus condensed to form one giant mist roughly the size of Japan.

  • Each does roughly the same thing, and there is a fair amount of overlap among these standards.

  • Each player picks up a small pile of roughly 22 cards from either of the two piles.

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