harsh

  • 1 harsh — [ha:ʃ US ha:rʃ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(conditions)¦ 2¦(treatment/criticism)¦ 3¦(sound)¦ 4¦(light/colour)¦ 5¦(lines/shapes etc)¦ 6¦(cleaning substance)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) ¦(CONDITIONS)¦ …

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  • 2 harsh — [ harʃ ] adjective ** ▸ 1 difficult to live in ▸ 2 about actions/words ▸ 3 facts: unpleasant & true ▸ 4 about sounds/lights etc. ▸ 5 substances: damaging 1. ) harsh conditions or places are unpleasant and difficult to live in: the harsh… …

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  • 3 Harsh — Orígenes musicales Hard Rock Heavy Metal Rock Alternativo Noise Rock Orígenes culturales A mediados de la década de 2000 en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instrumentos comunes …

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  • 4 harsh´ly — harsh «hahrsh», adjective. 1. unpleasantly rough to the touch: »a harsh towel, fruit with a harsh rind. SYNONYM(S): rugged. 2. unpleasantly rough to the taste; astringent: »a harsh flavor. SYNONYM(S): acrid, sour, sharp …

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  • 5 Harsh — may refer to:* Harsh, Sikar, Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India * Harsh noise, a genre of noise music * Harsh voice, the production of speech sounds with a constricted laryngeal cavity * Vivian G. Harsh (1890 1960), American librarianPeople with the… …

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  • 6 Harsh — (h[aum]rsh), a. [Compar. {Harsher} (h[aum]rsh [ e]r); superl. {Harshest}.] [OE. harsk; akin to G. harsch, Dan. harsk rancid, Sw. h[ a]rsk; from the same source as E. hard. See {Hard}, a.] 1. Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) disagreeable to …

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  • 7 harsh — [härsh] adj. [ME harsk, akin to Ger harsch, rough, raw < IE base * kars, to scratch, comb > L carduus, thistle, carrere, to card (wool)] 1. unpleasantly sharp or rough; specif., a) grating to the ear; discordant b) too bright or vivid to… …

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  • 8 harsh — harsh·en; harsh·ly; harsh·ness; harsh; …

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  • 9 harsh — I adjective acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, ascetic, astringent, austere, biting, bitter, brusque, brutal, burning, caustic, corrosive, crude, cruel, despiteful, discordant, disrespectful, draconian, drastic, excessive, extreme, feral,… …

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  • 10 harsh|en — «HAHR shuhn», transitive verb. to make harsh. –v.i. to become harsh: »Her voice never weakened, never harshened (Eudora Welty) …

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  • 11 harsh — [adj1] rough, crude (to the senses) acrid, asperous, astringent, bitter, bleak, cacophonous, caterwauling, clashing, coarse, cracked, craggy, creaking, croaking, disagreeing, discordant, dissonant, disturbing, earsplitting, flat, glaring, grating …

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  • 12 harsh — originally of texture, hairy, 1530s, probably from harske rough, coarse, sour (c.1300), a northern word of Scandinavian origin (Cf. Dan. and Norw. harsk rancid, rank ), related to M.L.G. harsch rough, raw, Ger. harst a rake; perhaps from PIE root …

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  • 13 harsh — *rough, rugged, scabrous, uneven Analogous words: repellent, *repugnant, distasteful, abhorrent, obnoxious: *coarse, gross: strident, *vociferous, blatant: rigorous, strict, stringent, *rigid Antonyms: pleasant: mild …

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  • 14 harsh — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses. 2) cruel or severe. 3) (of climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile. DERIVATIVES harshen verb harshly adverb harshness noun. ORIGIN …

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  • 15 harsh */*/ — UK [hɑː(r)ʃ] / US [hɑrʃ] adjective Word forms harsh : adjective harsh comparative harsher superlative harshest 1) a) harsh conditions or places are unpleasant and difficult to live in the harsh environment of the desert Ilie remembers the harsh… …

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  • 16 harsh — 01. The weather in Russia s far north is extremely [harsh] in the winter time. 02. I think spanking a child is pretty [harsh] punishment for accidentally breaking a window. 03. The [harshness] of the living conditions in the work camps caused… …

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  • 17 harsh — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)ʃ[/t]] harsher, harshest 1) ADJ GRADED Harsh climates or conditions are very difficult for people, animals, and plants to live in. The weather grew harsh, chilly and unpredictable. ...the harsh desert environment. ...after the harsh… …

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  • 18 harsh — harshly, adv. harshness, n. /hahrsh/, adj. 1. ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners. 2. grim or unpleasantly severe; stern; cruel; austere: a harsh life; a harsh master. 3. physically uncomfortable; desolate; …

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  • 19 harsh — adjective 1 CONDITIONS/WEATHER difficult to live in and very uncomfortable, cold etc: The prisoners had to endure harsh living conditions and near starvation. | the harsh winters of northern China | harsh reality: experiencing the harsh realities …

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  • 20 harsh — adjective 1) a harsh voice Syn: grating, jarring, rasping, strident, raucous, brassy, discordant, unharmonious, unmelodious; screeching, shrill; rough, coarse, hoarse, gruff, croaky Ant …

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