The roughness of a substance that causes abrasions.
Roget 414: discord, discordance; dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling; harshness etc. 410. [Confused sounds], Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert; marrowbones and cleavers. ... show more
The quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses.
The quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance.
Polish: bezwzględność, okrucieństwo
— The harshness of his punishment was inhuman.
Dutch: gestrengheid, strengheid
Polish: srogość, surowość
Moby thesaurus: Babel, Gothicism, Spartanism, abominability, abruptness, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, animality, aphonia, artificial voice, asperity, astringency, atrocity, austerity, authoritarianism ... show more.
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