Definition of coarsely in English:



  • 1In a coarse manner.

    ‘Carter laughed coarsely’
    • ‘However, in parts of the architectural and landscape background the diluted grey carbon-ink wash was then applied more coarsely with a much thicker brush, and in broader strokes, to provide a fairly even grey mid-tone.’
    • ‘References to the departed mom, who we are told abandoned her family 10 years ago, are coarsely comic.’
    • ‘Add your favourite fragrant herb or potpourri to little sachets, made from cotton or other coarsely woven material, and place them in the drawers.’
    • ‘He drinks in his mess, is coarsely sarcastic at home, neglects his worn-down wife, and evidently rules his wayward children harshly.’
    • ‘She pointed at some coarsely sprayed graffiti across a series of sketches of country scenes.’
    • ‘A costume consisting of a thick raffia collar and skirt, a coarsely woven jacket, and two braided fiber strands ending in raffia pompoms completes the ensemble.’
    • ‘More important, ‘Death of a Salesman’ has a coarsely compulsive power that somehow manages to mask its aesthetic deficiencies, or at least render them momentarily palatable.’
    • ‘I do believe there is something to be said at times for speaking bluntly and coarsely.’
    • ‘The food is poorly made, imprecise and coarsely seasoned: less good than you'd expect from the chill counter of a supermarket.’
    • ‘Stripping away the levity of certain scenes and shocking the audience with coarsely untheatrical moments may bring out subtle new nuances in unexpected areas, but it gives no impression of a full reading.’
    • ‘The aggressive and coarsely humorous moments are mostly unconvincing.’
    • ‘Many of the weblogs that have come to my attention display a disdain for civil discourse and, to the extent they say anything at all, say it rather coarsely.’
    • ‘As the massive glaciers retreated thousands of years ago, they left behind coarsely rounded rocks of every color and description.’
    • ‘He lifted his left foot from the water and finally swore loudly and coarsely.’
    • ‘All in all, the story did not live up to all the wonderful reviews written about it and presented itself as a let-down when the tale was carelessly and coarsely ended.’
    • ‘His baritone is a more consistent and beautiful instrument, but he often sang coarsely.’
  • 2Into large and irregularly shaped pieces.

    ‘chop the mushrooms coarsely’
    ‘coarsely grated cheese’
    • ‘Make the dressing by grating the cucumber coarsely and leaving it in a colander, lightly sprinkled with salt, for half an hour.’
    • ‘Season the lamb with the lemon juice and oregano, and coarsely ground black pepper.’
    • ‘Place the coffee beans and sugar lumps into a coffee grinder, blitz until coarsely ground.’
    • ‘The sausage is typically filled with coarsely chopped pork and black pepper, and sometimes other ingredients such as herbs and other spices.’
    • ‘Roast the remaining carcass, chopped up fairly small, with two coarsely chopped onions (leave the skins on for the colour) and lots of black pepper.’
    • ‘When I worked in Paris years ago, one of my favourite dishes to eat was steak au poivre - steak coated in coarsely ground pepper before it's cooked.’
    • ‘A good half-hour before kick-off, place the salt in a mortar and crush it quite coarsely, then add the garlic.’
    • ‘Blend together the coarsely crushed biscuit crumbs and melted butter in a food blender.’
    • ‘This latter dish is a regular burger recipe made from coarsely ground steak but mixed with lots of tomato purée and mustard for a looser consistency.’
    • ‘On a board slice the orange peel into chips, or cut coarsely for chunky marmalade.’
    • ‘Place the olives on a board and chop them very coarsely.’
    • ‘Peel, core and coarsely grate the apple (you need about 250g / 8oz grated apple) and mix it into the crumb mixture.’
    • ‘Add the coarsely chopped pork and veal and a little salt and pepper and fry gently until it too becomes brown.’
    • ‘Now add the coarsely chopped tomato and stir again for a minute or two.’
    • ‘He measures flour and spices, and coarsely chops the pecans, almonds, and walnuts.’
    • ‘Shake over a generous amount of good, though not expensive, olive oil and season with salt, coarsely ground black pepper and the leaves from the thyme sprigs.’
    • ‘Drain the water from the spinach and chop coarsely.’
    • ‘Crush the peppercorns coarsely in a pestle and mortar or a coffee-grinder.’
    • ‘Peel and coarsely chop the onion garlic and ginger.’
    • ‘Peel the potatoes, coarsely grate them into a bowl and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.’