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HARSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does harsh mean? 

HARSH (adjective)
  The adjective HARSH has 6 senses:

1. unpleasantly stern
2. disagreeable to the senses
3. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
4. unkind or cruel or uncivil
5. severe
6. sharply disagreeable; rigorous

  Familiarity information: HARSH used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARSH (adjective)


Sense 1harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unpleasantly stern

Synonyms:

harsh; rough

Context examples:

wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus / the nomad life is rough and hazardous

Similar:

unpleasant (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings)


Sense 2harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disagreeable to the senses

Context 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

Similar:

unpleasant (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings)


Sense 3harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

Synonyms:

coarse; harsh

Context examples:

coarse meal / coarse sand / a coarse weave

Similar:

loose; open ((of textures) full of small openings or gaps)

plush-like; plushy ((of textures) resembling plush)

granulated (made grainy or formed into granules)

coarse-grained; farinaceous; grainy; granular; granulose; gritty; mealy (composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency)

coarse-grained; large-grained (not having a fine texture)

Also:

rough; unsmooth (having or caused by an irregular surface)

Attribute:

texture (the feel of a surface or a fabric)


Sense 4harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unkind or cruel or uncivil

Synonyms:

harsh; rough

Context examples:

had harsh words / a harsh and unlovable old tyrant / a rough answer

Similar:

unkind (lacking kindness)


Sense 5harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Severe

Context example:

a harsh penalty

Similar:

heavy (unusually great in degree or quantity or number)


Sense 6harsh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sharply disagreeable; rigorous

Synonyms:

abrasive; harsh

Context examples:

the harsh facts of court delays / an abrasive character

Similar:

disagreeable (not to your liking)


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