harsh
I adjective acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, ascetic, astringent, austere, biting, bitter, brusque, brutal, burning, caustic, corrosive, crude, cruel, despiteful, discordant, disrespectful, draconian, drastic, excessive, extreme, feral, ferine, ferocious, grating, grim, grueling, gruff, ill-natured, incisive, inclement, inharmonious, inhuman, inhumane, intense, merciless, mordacious, mordant, noisome, noxious, oppressive, piercing, pitiless, punishing, rancorous, rigorous, rough, ruthless, savage, scathing, severe, sharp, stern, stinging, strident, stridulous, stringent, surly, truculent, uncomforting, unconsoling, unfeeling, unflattering, ungentle, ungracious, unkind, unkindly, unmerciful, unmitigated, unpitying, unsympathetic, untender, virulent, vituperative, withering associated concepts: cruel and unusual punishment, harsh penalty, harsh rule II index astringent, bitter (penetrating), blatant (obtrusive), brutal, caustic, close (rigorous), contemptuous, cruel, draconian, drastic, hostile, incisive, insufferable, lurid, malevolent, mordacious, obdurate, offensive (offending), onerous, oppressive, pejorative, relentless, rigid, ruthless, scathing, severe, spiteful, strict, stringent, strong, tyrannous

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  • harsh — [ha:ʃ US ha:rʃ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(conditions)¦ 2¦(treatment/criticism)¦ 3¦(sound)¦ 4¦(light/colour)¦ 5¦(lines/shapes etc)¦ 6¦(cleaning substance)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) ¦(CONDITIONS)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • harsh — [ harʃ ] adjective ** ▸ 1 difficult to live in ▸ 2 about actions/words ▸ 3 facts: unpleasant & true ▸ 4 about sounds/lights etc. ▸ 5 substances: damaging 1. ) harsh conditions or places are unpleasant and difficult to live in: the harsh… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Harsh — Orígenes musicales Hard Rock Heavy Metal Rock Alternativo Noise Rock Orígenes culturales A mediados de la década de 2000 en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instrumentos comunes …   Wikipedia Español

  • harsh´ly — harsh «hahrsh», adjective. 1. unpleasantly rough to the touch: »a harsh towel, fruit with a harsh rind. SYNONYM(S): rugged. 2. unpleasantly rough to the taste; astringent: »a harsh flavor. SYNONYM(S): acrid, sour, sharp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Harsh — may refer to:* Harsh, Sikar, Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India * Harsh noise, a genre of noise music * Harsh voice, the production of speech sounds with a constricted laryngeal cavity * Vivian G. Harsh (1890 1960), American librarianPeople with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Harsh — (h[aum]rsh), a. [Compar. {Harsher} (h[aum]rsh [ e]r); superl. {Harshest}.] [OE. harsk; akin to G. harsch, Dan. harsk rancid, Sw. h[ a]rsk; from the same source as E. hard. See {Hard}, a.] 1. Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) disagreeable to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harsh — [härsh] adj. [ME harsk, akin to Ger harsch, rough, raw < IE base * kars, to scratch, comb > L carduus, thistle, carrere, to card (wool)] 1. unpleasantly sharp or rough; specif., a) grating to the ear; discordant b) too bright or vivid to… …   English World dictionary

  • harsh — harsh·en; harsh·ly; harsh·ness; harsh; …   English syllables

  • harsh|en — «HAHR shuhn», transitive verb. to make harsh. –v.i. to become harsh: »Her voice never weakened, never harshened (Eudora Welty) …   Useful english dictionary

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