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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROUGHLY, adv. ruf'ly.
1. With uneven surface; with asperities on the surface.
2. Harshly; uncivilly; rudely; as, to be treated roughly.
3. Severely; without tenderness; as, to blame too roughly.
4. Austerely to the taste.
5. Boisterously; tempestuously.
6. Harshly to the ear.
7. Violently; not gently.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so]
2: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough" [syn: roughly, rough]
3: with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough" [syn: roughly, rough]

Merriam Webster's

adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a rough manner: as a. with harshness or violence <treated the prisoner roughly> b. in crude fashion ; imperfectly <roughly dressed lumber> 2. without completeness or exactness ; approximately <roughly 20 percent>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. 1 in a rough manner. 2 approximately (roughly 20 people attended). Phrases and idioms: roughly speaking in an approximate sense (it is, roughly speaking, a square).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roughly Rough"ly, adv. In a rough manner; unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see rough

Moby Thesaurus

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