From negluds (rough, unpolished) +‎ -ums (with negluds from ne- +‎ gluds (smooth)).


negludums m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) roughness (the quality of that which is rough, not smooth)
    ceļa negludums‎ ― the roughness of the road
    finiera plāksnes negludums — the roughness of the veneer plate
  2. rough, unpolished spot, imperfection (on something; metaphorically, also in a written text, in language, style, etc.)
    dēļa negludumi‎ ― the rough spots of the board
    zem riteņiem tieši pagadījās negludums, mašīna palēcās un arī pasažierus pameta uz augšu‎ ― right under the wheels there happened to be a rough spot, the car jumped and threw the passengers up
    viņš man parāda vairākus trūkumus manuskriptā, paskaidro sintakses negludumus'‎ ― he showed me more defects in the manuscript, he explained the rough spots, mistakes of syntax
  3. (usually plural; of life, work, etc.) difficulties, hardships, problems, failures
    sadzīves negludumi‎ ― the difficulties of living together