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Definition of 'harshness'

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  1. the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
       Synonyms: abrasiveness scratchiness
  2. the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
       Synonyms: roughness
  3. the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
       Synonyms: cruelty cruelness
  4. excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
       Synonyms: severity severeness rigor rigour rigorousness rigourousness inclemency hardness stiffness

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