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Wordnet 3.0


1. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf;
[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. scabreux.] 1. Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Harsh; unmusical. [R.] [1913 Webster] His verse is scabrous and hobbling. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
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