HyperDic: harshness

English > 4 senses of the word harshness:
NOUNattributeharshness, abrasiveness, scratchinessthe roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
attributeharshness, roughnessthe quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
attributeharshness, cruelty, cruelnessthe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
attributeharshness, severity, severeness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffnessexcessive sternness
harshness > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rshnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > harshness: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe roughness of a substance that causes abrasions.
Synonymsabrasiveness, scratchiness
Broaderroughness, raggednessA texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
Spanishabrasividad, aspereza
Adjectivesharshof textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
English > harshness: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses.
Synonymroughness
Narrowergruffness, hoarseness, huskinessA throaty harshness
BroaderunpleasantnessThe quality of giving displeasure
Spanishaspereza, bronquedad, dureza
Adjectivesharshdisagreeable to the senses
English > harshness: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance.
Synonymscruelty, cruelness
Narrowerferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savageryThe trait of extreme / extreme cruelty
murderousnesscruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder
Broadermalevolence, malevolency, maliceThe quality of threatening evil
Spanishcrueldad
Catalancrueltat
Adjectivesharshunkind or cruel or uncivil
English > harshness: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningexcessive sternness.
Example "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"
Synonymsseverity, severeness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness
Broadersternness, strictnessuncompromising resolution
Spanishadustez, austeridad, dureza, inclemencia, rigidez, rigor, rigurosidad, severidad
Catalaninclemència, rigor
Adjectivesharshsharply disagreeable
harshunpleasantly stern

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