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Definition 1: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where roughly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

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Definition 2: with rough motion as over a rough surface - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where roughly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ride rough

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Definition 3: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where roughly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was pushed roughly aside
  • they treated him rough

Synonyms for roughly in the sense of this definition

(roughly is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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