harshness definition

  • noun:
    • the standard of becoming harsh.
    • the product quality or condition to be harsh.
    • the high quality or condition of being harsh.
    • Synonyms Asperity, an such like. (see acrimony); austerity, churlishness, rigor, roughness, bluntness, stiffness, sternness, cruelty, rudeness; discordance, dissonance.
    • extortionate sternness
    • the roughness of a substance that triggers abrasions
    • the grade of becoming unpleasant (harsh or harsh or grating) toward sensory faculties
    • the caliber of becoming harsh and causing stress or irritation

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