Pronunciation of Harsh
/hˈɑːʃ/, /hˈɑːʃ/, /h_ˈɑː_ʃ/
Antonyms for harsh:
Synonyms for harsh:
muggy, photosensitive, permeable, inhospitable, Ironbound, off-putting, humid, sunless, unedifying, impure, water-soluble, joyless, objectionable, absorbent, solid, unseasonably, tuneless, soluble, impermeable, unrewarding, unseasonable, porous, uninviting, nippy, unmentionable, unenviable, impervious, unleavened, unattractive, sultry, thankless, cragged, squawky.
Other synonyms and related words:
raucous, dissenting, brawling, warring, disharmonious, loath, clamoring, rioting, differing, contentious, bickering, conflicting, dissonant, rowing, colliding, antipathetic, dissident, Squabbling, tense, discordant, cacophonous, hostile, feuding, antagonistic, clashing.
ticklish, contrary, formidable, finicky, arduous, wearing, severe, wearying, strenuous, rugged, onerous, rough, hard, tough, toilsome, cantankerous, laborious, bothersome, complex, oppressive, thorny, trying, tricky, difficult, fussy, uphill, cumbersome, tight, burdensome, complicated, demanding, knotty, grinding, troublesome, stressful, wearisome, adverse.
nasty, abusive (adjective)
rough, crude (to the senses) (adjective)
discordant, hard, guttural, coarse, Caterwauling, grim, bitter, raucous, severe, clashing, unrelenting, craggy, grating, acrid, jagged, unmusical, rugged, jangling, bleak, uneven, unmelodious, hoarse, sour, dissonant, tuneless, sharp, cacophonous, strident, screeching, rasping, rigid, astringent, jarring.
cool, chilly, obdurate, hidebound, spartan, abrupt, piquant, stark, cutting, critical, spare, relentless, fundamental, caustic, gruff, imperial, puritanical, severe, crisp, acerbic, dour, strait-laced, raw, astringent, frosty, inflexible, authoritarian, correct, keen, oppressive, brusque, acute, icy, brisk, obstinate, curt, basic, intense, stern, rigid, draconian, acrimonious, disciplined, dry, exacting, uncompromising, stiff-necked, prudish, censorious, sharp, intolerant, strict, bleak, grim, unrelenting, blunt, lean, stringent, bad, ascetic, unbending, tart, rigorous, demanding, austere, short, precise, meticulous.
penetrating, treble, piercing, scraping, grating, whistling, scratching, jangling, Caterwauling, ear-piercing, jarring, rasping, hoarse, squeaky, acute, strident, squealing, shrill, screaming, creaky, high-pitched, whining, cutting, raucous, shrieking, screeching, reedy.
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Sense 4 (noun)
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Sense 7 (noun)
Usage examples for harsh:
- Since those harsh words with which Cambyses had sent her from the hall, not the smallest fragment of news had reached her concerning either her angry lover, or his mother and sister. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- " I recognize you again," he said, at length, in a harsh voice. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
- The ecclesiastics, as an order, were neither accommodating nor especially estimable, and even their morality was narrow- minded and harsh. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.