harsh definition

  • adjective:
    • Unpleasantly coarse and harsh to the touch. See Synonyms at harsh.
    • Disagreeable into sensory faculties, especially to your feeling of hearing.
    • Severe, harsh, or exacting: harsh punishment; a harsh overseer.
    • Unpleasant or uncomfortable: a harsh backwoods.
    • Unpleasantly harsh to the touch or any other senses.
    • extreme or harsh.
    • harsh; disagreeable; grating.
    • disagreeable to the touch.
    • disagreeable to the taste.
    • disagreeable to your ear.
    • Unpleasant and repulsive to your sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; serious; harsh.
    • Having violent contrasts of shade, or of light and shade; lacking in balance.
    • unpleasantly stern
    • disagreeable into the sensory faculties
    • sharply disagreeable; thorough
    • extreme
    • of designs that are rough to touch or substances comprising fairly large particles
    • unkind or cruel or uncivil
  • verb:
    • To negatively criticize.
    • to place a damper on (a mood).
  • others:
    • harsh to touch or even any of the senses; sharp or bad to your taste, discordant towards the ear, inharmonious into the eye, etc.; grating; rasping; acrid; irritating: because, a harsh surface; harsh fruit; a harsh vocals; a harsk combination of colors.
    • Hard or extreme in place; of these a nature as to be repellent from any actual viewpoint.
    • Repugnant into the head and/or sensibilities; psychologically or morally forbidding; difficult to bear, endure, fix upon, etc.
    • Austere in character or extreme in action; stern; hard; unkind.
    • Synonyms and extreme, Rigorous, etc. (identify austere); acrimonious, ill-natured, ill-tempered, uncivil, ungracious, churlish, brutal.
    • To appear harshly; break.

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