Adjective "Harsh" Definition and Examples




    1. ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners.

    2. grim or unpleasantly severe; stern; cruel; austere: a harsh life; a harsh master.

    3. physically uncomfortable; desolate; stark: a harsh land.

    4. unpleasant to the ear; grating; strident: a harsh voice; a harsh sound.

    5. unpleasantly rough, ragged, or coarse to the touch: a harsh surface.

    6. jarring to the eye or to the esthetic sense; unrefined; crude; raw: harsh colors.

    7. unple


    "reports can be harsh on abuses."

    "people can be harsh on people."

    "winters can be harsh with weathers."

    "terms can be harsh in climates."

    "places can be harsh in judgments."

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