HyperDic: harsh

English > 6 senses of the word harsh:
ADJECTIVEallharsh, roughunpleasantly stern
allharshdisagreeable to the senses
allharsh, coarseof textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
allharsh, roughunkind or cruel or uncivil
allharshsevere
allharsh, abrasivesharply disagreeable
harsh > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rsh
RhymesMarche ... marsh / Marsh: 3 rhymes with aarsh...
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningunpleasantly stern.
Example"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"
Synonymrough
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Nounsharshnessexcessive sternness
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDisagreeable to the senses.
Examples
  • "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"
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishdeslumbrante, fuerte
Nounsharshnessthe quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
Adverbsharshlyin a harsh and grating manner
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles.
Synonymcoarse
Attribute oftextureThe feel of a surface or a fabric
Narrowercoarse-grained, large-grainednot having a fine texture
farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealyComposed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
granulatedmade grainy or formed into granules
loose, open(of textures) full of small openings or gaps
plushy, plush-like(of textures) resembling plush
See alsorough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
OppositefineOf textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
Spanishbasto, burdo
Nounsharshnessthe roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningunkind or cruel or uncivil.
Examples
  • "had harsh words"
  • "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
Synonymrough
Broaderunkindlacking kindness
Spanishsevero
Nounsharshnessthe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
Adverbsharshlyin a harsh or unkind manner
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningsevere.
Example"a harsh penalty"
Broaderheavyunusually great in degree or quantity or number
English > harsh: 6 senses > adjective 6
Meaningsharply disagreeable; rigorous.
Example"the harsh facts of court delays"
Synonymabrasive
Broaderdisagreeablenot to your liking
Nounsharshnessexcessive sternness

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