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harsh

adjective

1 harsh

Unpleasantly stern:
— Wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus.

synonym: rough.

Roget 914a: pitiless, merciless, ruthless, bowelless; unpitying, unmerciful, inclement; grim-faced, grim-visaged; incompassionate, uncompassionate; inexorable; harsh etc. ... show more

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ... show more

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more

Roget 579: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde [Fr.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ... show more

Roget 414: discordant; dissonant, absonant; out of tune, tuneless; unmusical, untunable; unmelodious, immelodious; unharmonious, inharmonious; singsong; cacophonous; harsh ... show more

Roget 171: strong, energetic, forcible, active; intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, ... show more

Roget 401a: acrid, biting, astringent, sharp, harsh; bitter etc. 392.2. (5) Sound (i) SOUND IN GENERAL

Roget 739: severe; strict, hard, harsh, dour, rigid, stiff, stern, rigorous, uncompromising, exacting, exigent, exigeant, inexorable, ... show more



2 harsh

Unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.

3 harsh

Of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles.

synonym: coarse.

Roget 410: creaking etc. v.; stridulous, harsh, coarse, hoarse, horrisonous, rough, gruff, grum, sepulchral, hollow.    sharp, ... show more

4 harsh

Unkind or cruel or uncivil:
— Had harsh words.
— A harsh and unlovable old tyrant.

synonym: rough.

5 harsh

Severe.

Polish: twardy

6 harsh

Sharply disagreeable; rigorous:
— The harsh facts of court delays.

synonym: abrasive.


Moby thesaurus: Doric, Draconian, Spartan, Spartanic, abrupt, absonant, abusive, acerb, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, afflictive, aggressive, agonizing, ajar, amaroidal, asperous ... show more.

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