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scab·rous

scabrous

 
 
pronunciation:
skae brs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by a rough or scaly surface, as the leaf of a plant.
Short stiff hairs on the leaf's surface make it scabrous to the touch.
antonyms:
smooth
definition 2: requiring tact; difficult; knotty.
a scabrous topic
definition 3: obscene or salacious; indecent.
scabrous publications
derivations: scabrously (adv.), scabrousness (n.)