1. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

granular sugar


the photographs were grainy and indistinct


it left a mealy residue

Syn: ↑farinaceous, ↑grainy, ↑granular, ↑granulose, ↑gritty, ↑mealy
Similar to: ↑coarse, ↑harsh
Derivationally related forms: ↑grit (for: ↑gritty), ↑grain (for: ↑granular), ↑granularity (for: ↑granular), ↑grain (for: ↑grainy), ↑graininess (for: ↑grainy)
2. not having a fine texture

coarse-grained wood


large-grained sand

Syn: ↑large-grained
Similar to: ↑coarse, ↑harsh

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : of a coarse grain or texture; especially of wood : having the wide annual rings, large wood elements, or both
2. : lacking in culture : crude, unrefined

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coarse-grainedness, n.
/kawrs"graynd", kohrs"-/, adj.
1. having a coarse texture or grain.
2. indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse-grained person with vulgar manners.

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coarseˈ-grained adjective
1. Large in grain
2. Coarse-natured
3. Gross
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Main Entry:coarse

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coarse-grained «KRS GRAYND, KOHRS-», adjective.
1. having a coarse texture; made up of large, coarse fibers.
2. Figurative. not delicate or refined; crude: »

a coarse-grained fellow.

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1) coarse in texture or grain

a coarse-grained flour

(of photographic film) having a noticeably grainy appearance
2) coarse in manner or speech

a coarse-grained man

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Coarse-grained — (k[=o]rs gr[=a]nd ), a. Having a coarse grain or texture, as wood; hence, wanting in refinement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coarse-grained — coarse′ grained′ adj. 1) of coarse texture or grain 2) crude; rough • Etymology: 1760–70 coarse′ grained′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • coarse-grained — coarse grainedness, n. /kawrs graynd , kohrs /, adj. 1. having a coarse texture or grain. 2. indelicate; crude; vulgar; gross: a coarse grained person with vulgar manners. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • coarse-grained — adjective Date: circa 1774 1. having a coarse grain < coarse grained wood > 2. crude < coarse grained humor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coarse-grained — /ˈkɔs greɪnd/ (say kaws graynd) adjective 1. having a large grain, as of wood, leather, etc. 2. indelicate; crude; gross: coarse grained language. 3. broad in scope and dealing with generalities: a coarse grained search …   Australian English dictionary

  • coarse-grained — stambiagrūdis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Kurio grūdai stambūs. atitikmenys: angl. coarse grained rus. крупнозернистный …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • coarse-grained — adjective a) Having a coarse, irregular texture b) Consisting of coarse particles Ant: fine grained …   Wiktionary

  • coarse grained — rough in texture, having a bumpy or irregular grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coarse-grained structure — stambiagrūdė sandara statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. coarse grained structure vok. grobkörnige Struktur, f rus. грубозернистая структура, f; крупнозернистая структура, f pranc. structure à grains grossiers, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • coarse grained wood — n. wood having a rough in texture …   English contemporary dictionary

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