Definition of HARSH

Adjective : HARSH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" ;

  • 2. (

    ) unpleasantly rough or jarring 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave" ;

  • 4. (

    ) unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer" ;

  • 5. (

    ) severe; "a harsh penalty" ;

  • 6. (

    ) sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character" ;


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