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English adjective: harsh

1. harsh unpleasantly stern


SamplesWild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus.
The nomad life is rough and hazardous.


Synonymsrough


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

2. harsh disagreeable to the senses


SamplesThe harsh cry of a blue jay.
Harsh cognac.
The harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes.
Harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway.


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

3. harsh of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles


SamplesCoarse meal.
Coarse sand.
A coarse weave.


Synonymscoarse


Similarcoarse-grained, coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulated, granulose, gritty, large-grained, loose, mealy, open, plush-like, plushy


See alsorough, unsmooth


Attributetexture


Antonymsfine

4. harsh unkind or cruel or uncivil


SamplesHad harsh words.
A harsh and unlovable old tyrant.
A rough answer.


Synonymsrough


Similarunkind


Antonymskind

5. harsh severe


SamplesA harsh penalty.


Similarheavy


Antonymslight

6. harsh sharply disagreeable; rigorous


SamplesThe harsh facts of court delays.
An abrasive character.


Synonymsabrasive


Similardisagreeable


Antonymsagreeable









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