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Definitions of harsh

  1. Harshness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Harshly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (of circumstances; especially weather) causing suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Rough; disagreeable; grating Webster Dictionary DB
  9. disagreeable to the touch. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. disagreeable to the taste. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. disagreeable to the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Discordant; jarring; rough to the ear, taste, or touch; austere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Rough: bitter: jarring: abusive: severe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Rough; bitter; severe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Grating or rough: irritating: severe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Rigorous; rudely severe; jarring; discordant; morose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for harsh

  1. When he had started one hour and fifteen minutes ago his voice had been harsh and low. – Evil Out of Onzar by Mark Ganes
  2. But though she has been ungrateful and selfish, too, I love her dearly and cannot bear to say a harsh word of her." – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
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