Definition of roughish in US English:



  • See rough

    • ‘In those pre-Watergate years, a certain air of roughish disrepute still clung to journalists as a species.’
    • ‘Gone was the slightly long wavy blond hair framing the roughish good looks.’
    • ‘I gave the people who were listening and watching a roughish wink.’
    • ‘Warts are small, skin-coloured, roughish lumps on the skin.’
    • ‘An unexpected find on a previous expedition was a trawler that had disappeared in roughish weather in 1974 with all seven crew.’