- covered with scales or scabs, or otherwise extremely rough
- After the incident with the gasoline, Noel's burnt arm remained scabrous, and was susceptible to infections.
- having indecent sexual content or connotation, rough
- The novel was a flagrantly scabrous bodice-ripper, and Rachael was ashamed to read it in public.
- (figuratively) harsh; unmusical
- His verse is scabrous and hobbling.
with a rough or scaly surface