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    Default tough or rough meat ?

    what is the opposite of ' tender meat ' ?

    tough meat or rough meat or else ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: tough or rough meat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    what is the opposite of ' tender meat ' ?

    tough meat or rough meat or else ?

    Thanks in advance
    Tough, usually.

    Stringy comes up, occasionally.

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    Default Re: tough or rough meat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    what is the opposite of ' tender meat ' ?

    tough meat or rough meat or else ?

    Thanks in advance
    'tough meat' is difficult to chew. 'tough' means, difficult.
    'rough meat' has an uneven or bumpy surface. 'rough' means, the surface is not smooth.

    EX: I had a tough day. (I had a difficult day)
    EX: I had a rough day. (My day did not go smoothly)

    All the best,

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    :) Then ' rough ' can also be an option though :)

    To play safe, I would stick to ' tough '

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    :) Then ' rough ' can also be an option though :)

    To play safe, I would stick to ' tough '

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    If you're eating 'rough' meat, then you gotta pretty 'rough' life. :(

    :)

    All the best,

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    I have never heard of rough meat. One might encounter tough meat every once in a while.

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    I have to say that it's more of a possibility than a common usage.

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    Yes. "Rough meat" is a hypothetical, not an actual usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Yes. "Rough meat" is a hypothetical, not an actual usage.

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    I would call meat rough only if it had the hide attached. :wink:

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    If it's dry and overcooked, the texture is rough.

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