Coarse (kōrs), a.
[Compar. Coarser (kōrs"ẽr);
superl. Coarsest.] [As this word was
anciently written course, or cours, it may be an
abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of
proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common domestic
use, plain, rude, rough, gross, e. g., "Though the threads
be course." Gascoigne. See Course.]
1. Large in bulk, or composed of large
parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine
in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed
to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread;
coarse cloth; coarse bread.
2. Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished;
gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse
Of what coarse metal ye are molded.
To copy, in my coarse English, his
Syn. -- Large; thick; rough; gross; blunt; uncouth;
unpolished; inelegant; indelicate; vulgar.