Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

coarse

coarse
Meaning(s)
1) rough or harsh in texture
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • coarse material/surface
  • Analysis
    The adjective 'coarse' is used to describe something which is the opposite of smooth or delicate. A 'coarse material' is rough or harsh. This is an adjective that can be used in a variety of social or professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The man was uncomfortable during his interview as his suit was made from very coarse materials. It really irritated his skin.
    2. The bed clothes in the cheap hotel were old and coarse.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The coarse paper has more weight and is used to package some of our more luxurious products.
    2. Fine ground and coarse ground coffee are prepared differently depending on what method you intend to use.
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2) harsh or unmannerly (attitude)
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • coarse language/attitude/demeanour
  • Analysis
    The adjective 'coarse' is used to describe something which is the opposite of smooth or delicate. A 'coarse material' is rough or harsh. Likewise 'coarse language' is language that is considered rough or unpleasant. Likewise, a 'coarse person' is someone indelicate or rough in manner. This is an adjective that can be used in a variety of social or professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. At the funeral, our mother warned us not to use any coarse language.
    2. The Salesman had a very coarse attitude. I didn't want to listen to him any further.
    3. The old lady had a very coarse demeanour, so most people really didn't like her.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The customer's complaint contained some very coarse language. You can tell they were extremely annoyed.
    2. Some people on the team suggested you have been a bit coarse in the office, could you try a little harder to be mannerly?
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