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harsh

harsh

 
 
pronunciation:
harsh
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: harsher, harshest
definition 1: rough or not pleasing to the eyes, ears, or other senses.
The harsh music hurt my ears.
antonyms:
soft, sweet, tender
similar words:
abrasive, grating, gruff, hard, jangling, jarring, ragged, unpleasant
definition 2: rough and not pleasing in action or result.
The mayor wants harsher punishments for drug dealers.My cheeks hurt because of the harsh wind.
 
antonyms:
gentle, mild
similar words:
abrasive, hard, raw, rough, severe, stiff, tough, unpleasant, violent
definition 3: severe or strict.
Their harsh commander gave out tough punishments to the soldiers who didn't obey perfectly.
synonyms:
demanding, severe, strict
antonyms:
gentle, kind, lenient, mild, soft
similar words:
critical, grim, hard, rugged, stern, tough, unkind
derivations: harshly (adv.), harshness (n.)
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