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ara(i)

meaning: coarse, rough

粗悪 == soaku == (noun, adjective that takes な) coarse, crude, inferior
粗筋 ==  arasuji == (noun) outline, summary




Left radical is 'rice' (米). Right radical is 'furthermore' (且), which acts here phonetically to express 'neglect'. This character originally referred to spilled/neglected rice; it came to mean poor quality things in general, and things that are crude or rough metaphorically as well. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Furthermore, rice is coarse.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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