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coarse <i>adj.</i>

Bryan A. Garner

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780190491482
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190632373
coarse adj.

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The word coarse (= [1] inferior in quality, or [2] unrefined, rude, and vulgar) is sometimes misspelled course (through confusion

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