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harsh

 
 
pronunciation:
harsh
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: harsher, harshest
definition 1: rough and not pleasing.
He speaks in a harsh voice when he's angry.The president believes in harsh punishment for criminals.
antonyms:
soft, tender
similar words:
unpleasant
definition 2: severe or strict.
Their leader was a harsh man who was tough and sometimes cruel.
synonyms:
severe, strict
antonyms:
gentle, kind
similar words:
critical, hard
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derivations: harshly (adv.), harshness (n.)
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