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coarse (adjective), coarser, coarsest
1. Of low, common, or inferior quality: Delia's wool dress was coarse compared to her sister's silk dress.
2. Lacking refinement in manners or behavior: The dancing after the soccer team's victory was coarse, to say the least.
3. Vulgar or indecent; such as, coarse language: During the TV interview, the star player used coarse language toward the reporters, and they were offended.
4. Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture; including sand: Sara and Eugenia were disappointed when they discovered that the beach consisted of coarse gravel instead of sand.
5. Rough, especially to the touch: The cloth napkins handed out to the guests were not soft but rather coarse; particularly when anyone wiped his or her mouth.
6. Etymology: from cors, "ordinary", probably an adjective use of the noun cours, originally referring to "rough cloth for ordinary wear".

Coarse is believed to have come from "course", which came from Latin cursus, "a running race" or "course", from curs- past participle stem of currere, "to run".

It developed a sense of "rude" in about 1510 and included the meaning of "obscene" in about 1711.

This entry is located in the following unit: curr-, cur-, cor-, cour- (page 1)
coarse, course
coarse (KORS, KOHRS) (adjective)
Inferior quality, rough textured; crude: The language the mob used was coarse and angry.

The carpenter used a coarse grade of sandpaper when he started the project.

course (KORS, KOHRS) (noun)
1. A path or direction of movement: The bird watchers tracked the course of the swans when they returned for the summer.
2. Typical or normal action: In the normal course of events, the students would start their summer vacation in July.
3. One of several parts of a meal: The host served a delicious soup as the first course at the banquet.
4. A topic relating to the study of a particular subject: Grant intends to take a course in archeology at the university the following year.

While taking the course in school, we often had to endure coarse conversation from one guy who was loud in taste, manner, and mouth.

The rough track caused the athletes to complain about the coarse course.