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Definition of 'harsh'

Adjective

  1. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
       Synonyms: rough
  2. disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
  3. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
       Synonyms: coarse
       Antonyms: fine
  4. unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; " a rough answer"
       Synonyms: rough
  5. severe; "a harsh penalty"
  6. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
       Synonyms: abrasive


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