"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
disagreeable to the senses
"the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
"coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
unkind or cruel or uncivil
"had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer"
"a harsh penalty"
sharply disagreeable; rigorous
"the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
To negatively criticize.
Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!
to put a damper on (a mood).
Dude, you're harshing my buzz.
Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.
Severe or cruel.
rough; disagreeable; grating
disagreeable to the touch
disagreeable to the taste
disagreeable to the ear
unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough
having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony
Origin: [OE. harsk; akin to G. harsch, Dan. harsk rancid, Sw. hrsk; from the same source as E. hard. See Hard, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
härsh, adj. rough: bitter: jarring: abusive: severe: unkind.—v.t. Harsh′en, to render harsh.—adv. Harsh′ly.—n. Harsh′ness. [M. E. harsk, a northern word; cf. Sw. härsk and Dan. harsk, rancid, Ger. harsch, hard.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'harsh' in Adjectives Frequency: #687
The numerical value of harsh in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of harsh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Lomhlaba Unzima, Lohmhlaba. This world is a harsh place, this world.
A lonely Autumn leaf on the road by sticking to another one becomes more resistant to harsh winds. Unity is the midwife of security!
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
We've become an increasingly harsh world, and when we become harsh with each other and forget our humanity then we end up in these stand-off positions.
The interrogations and the conditions of confinement at the CIA detention sites were far different and far more harsh than the way the CIA had described them to us.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- severa, aspre, criticar, severCatalan, Valencian
- grov, ruDanish
- harsch, herb, rau, schrill, hart, grell, streng, scharf, unwirschGerman
- duro, severo, áspero, despotricarSpanish
- rankka, tyly, julma, raakaFinnish
- dur, dureFrench
- borb, searbh, garg, cruaidhScottish Gaelic
- grossolano, ruvido, severo, discordante, accidentato, rigoroso, rude, crudele, duro, gibboso, aspro, rigidoItalian
- 냉혹하다, 가혹한, 거칠다Korean
- raucus, durusLatin
- rupjš, raupjšLatvian
- ruw, wreed, zwaar, grofDutch
- áspera, cruel, grosso, áspero, grosseiro, severo, duroPortuguese
- aspru, severRomanian
- строгий, грубый, жёсткий, жестковатый, шершавый, твёрдый, неприятный, шероховатый, суровый, резкий, зазубренныйRussian
- ashpër, vrazhdëAlbanian
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