Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb coarsen

2 senses of coarsen

Sense 1
coarsen -- (make or become coarse or coarser; "coarsen the surface"; "Their minds coarsened")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
coarsen -- (make less subtle or refined; "coarsen one's ideals")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj coarsened

1 sense of coarsened

Sense 1
coarsened -- (made coarse or crude by lack of skill)

INDIRECT (VIA inferior) -> superior -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Similarity of adj coarsened

1 sense of coarsened

Sense 1
coarsened -- (made coarse or crude by lack of skill)
       => inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)

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