Definitions for harsh

Definitions for (adj) harsh

Main entry: abrasive, harsh

Definition: sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Usage: the harsh facts of court delays; an abrasive character

Main entry: harsh

Definition: severe

Usage: a harsh penalty

Main entry: harsh, rough

Definition: unkind or cruel or uncivil

Usage: had harsh words; a harsh and unlovable old tyrant; a rough answer

Main entry: harsh, rough

Definition: unpleasantly stern

Usage: wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus; the nomad life is rough and hazardous

Main entry: harsh

Definition: disagreeable to the senses

Usage: 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

Main entry: harsh, coarse

Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

Usage: coarse meal; coarse sand; a coarse weave

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