Entry: scabrous (adj.)
In context: See previous.
Definition: Rough with minute points or knobs, as distinguished from unevenness of surface: esp. Natural Hist. and Physiol.
Other: A number of fun alternative definitions for this one:
In fig. phr. with reference to caustic writing.
Of an author, his composition or style: Harsh, unmusical, unpolished.
Full of obstacles, difficult, ‘thorny’.
Risky, bordering upon the indelicate. Now freq. used in various extended senses: nastily abusive, disgusting, repulsive.
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary