1. [syn: lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy]
2. dealing with salacious or indecent material;
- Example: "a scabrous novel"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scabrous \Sca"brous\, a. [L. scabrosus, fr. scaber rough: cf. F.
1. Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots,
scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly. --Arbuthnot.
2. Fig.: Harsh; unmusical. [R.]
His verse is scabrous and hobbling. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf [syn:
lepidote, leprose, scabrous, scaly, scurfy]
2: dealing with salacious or indecent material; "a scabrous
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "scabrous":
asperous, bristly, craggy, downy, flaky, flocculent, furfuraceous,
harsh, jagged, knobby, knotty, lentiginous, lepidote, off-color,
prickly, racy, risky, risque, rugged, salty, scabby, scabious,
scaly, scraggy, scurfy, spicy, squamous, suggestive, thorny,
uneven, unlevel, unsmooth