What does harshness mean?

Definitions for harshness
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harshness, abrasiveness, scratchiness(noun)

    the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

  2. harshness, roughness(noun)

    the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

  3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness(noun)

    the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

  4. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

Wiktionary

  1. harshness(Noun)

    The quality of being harsh.

    Etymology: harsh +-ness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harshness(noun)

    the quality or state of being harsh

Freebase

  1. Harshness

    Harshness, in music information retrieval, is a Non-Contextual Low-Level Audio Descriptors that represents one dimension of the multi-dimensional psychoacoustic feature called as musical timbre. Classical timbre’ NLDs are roughness, spectral centroid, and spectral flux. While harmonicity and inharmonicity can also be considered NLDs, harshness differs from them, as well as from roughness, once it reckons for a distinguished perceptual audio feature expressed by the summary spectral periodicity. This feature is especially clear in single-pitch, single-note, musical audio, where the timbre of two different musical instruments can greatly differ in levels of harshness. As it is supposed to be, harshness is independent of all others NLDs.

How to pronounce harshness?

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How to say harshness in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harshness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harshness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of harshness in a Sentence

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

  2. John Thune:

    People, for whatever reason, get kind of turned off by it, the level of the rhetoric, the harshness of it -- they start gravitating to other candidates.

  3. Rahm Emanuel:

    I go around this city. I see kids today, a look in their eyes, where the vitality, the hope and the purpose has been stolen from them because of the harshness of this city. It has been robbed from them and we cannot avert our eyes as a city any longer.

  4. Francois Carrard:

    When you give a long interview, what you talk about is squeezed for printing, i expressed surprise at the harshness of the action taken in Zurich, it was a surprise blitz so to speak. I have the greatest respect for the American justice and I have no frustration at all with them.

  5. Percy Wynham Lewis:

    Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.

Images & Illustrations of harshness

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