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Not elegant or delicate in appearance.
untidy, sloppy, scruffy, messy, dishevelled, slovenly, sluttish, slatternly, tousled, unkempt, frowzy, slipshod, bedraggled, down at heelView synonyms
- ‘There were several coarse-looking fellows in short jackets scattered about the courtyard.’
- ‘Finally, he looked up at a painting of a large coarse-looking woman and said, "Here's to you, Bertha."’
- ‘They were what Claire would call a bit coarse-looking - suave businessmen they were not.’
- ‘She had bought a little cake, and made a few coarse-looking sandwiches.’
- ‘A tall, coarse-looking man was sitting on a chair with dust-covered leather boots crossed on top of the desk.’
- ‘A coarse-looking woman was seated before a scanty fire.’
- ‘It was a coarse-looking boat, in the form of a scow, and it was held in its place by a cable.’
- ‘I saw that her mother's bread was heavy and coarse-looking.’
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