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Definition of Harsh

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rough, coarse; unpleasant (to taste, hear or see); cruel
criticize in a negative manner
Harsh Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
durus, asper
Harsh Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
  
(a.)
Rough; disagreeable; grating
  
(a.)
Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
  
(a.)
disagreeable to the touch.
  
(a.)
disagreeable to the taste.
  
(a.)
disagreeable to the ear.
  
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harsh
\harsh\ (h?rsh), a. [compar. harsher (-&etilde;r); superl. harshest.] [oe. harsk; akin to g. harsch, dan. harsk rancid, sw. h?rsk; from the same source as e. hard. see hard, a.]
1. rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) disagreeable to the touch. "harsh sand." (b) disagreeable to the taste. "berries harsh and crude." (c) disagreeable to the ear. "harsh din."
2. unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough. clarence is so harsh, so blunt. though harsh the precept, yet the charmed.
3. (painting, drawing, etc.) having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
harsh
adj
1. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" [syn: rough]


2. 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"
3. extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
4. severe; "a harsh penalty"
5. (of circumstances; especially weather) causing suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters" [syn: brutal, cruel, rigorous, unkind]


6. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character" [syn: abrasive]



English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Afrywiog = a. harsh, degenerate
Annhyner = a. unkindly, harsh
Cryg = n. hoarseness, a. rough, harsh, hoarse
Cystig = a. severe, austere, harsh
Dirfarn = n. a harsh sentence
Ecraidd = a. of harsh nature
Ecriad = n. a becoming harsh
Llymrig = a. crude, raw, harsh
Terig = a. ardent; harsh; rutting
Tost = a. severe, harsh, violent
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
(synonym) rough
(similar) unpleasant
2. 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"
(similar) unpleasant
3. extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
(similar) unkind
4. severe; "a harsh penalty"
(similar) heavy
5. used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"
(synonym) brutal, cruel, rigorous, unkind
(similar) hard
6. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
(synonym) abrasive
(similar) disagreeable
Harsh Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Harsh may refer to:
  • Harsh noise, a genre of noise music
  • Harsh voice, the production of speech sounds with a constricted laryngeal cavity
  • Harsh (હર્ષ) Hindi and Gujarati [root word from Sanskrit( "Harsha")] meaning Happiness(ખુશી)

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Harsh Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Sound which has peaks in the upper midrange area (about 2 to 6 kHz) of the frequency response. Harshness can also be caused by too much phase shift from the low-pass filter in a digital recorder.
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