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Harsh

Pronunciation of Harsh
/hˈɑːʃ/, /hˈɑːʃ/, /h_ˈɑː_ʃ/

Antonyms for harsh:

bright, sympathetic, moderate, kind, luscious, flexible, gentle, bland, soft, mild, agreeable, pleasant, sunny, easy, low, compassionate.

Synonyms for harsh:

Sense 1

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.

Sense 2

rude, chilling, uncomfortable, threatening, unappetizing, truculent, devilish, filthy, sullen, loud, tinny, craggy, colonial, volatile, pitiless, humidity, infernal, jagged, slimy, scabrous.

Sense 3

nameless, nagging, ragged, uneven.

Sense 4

epic, unyielding, lousy.

Sense 5

brittle.

Sense 6

awful.

Sense 7

cold.

Sense 9

foul, great.

boisterous

yelling.

cacophonous

ill-sounding.

cross

crusty.

domineering

overcritical.

ill-humored

morose.

radical

drastic.

relentless

remorseless.

ruthless

inclement.

scornful

sarcastic.

strict

heavy-handed.

throaty

guttural.

touchy

short-tempered.

unharmonious

unmelodious.

Other synonyms and related words:

pitiless, stinging, biting, coarse, cruel, uncouth, acrid, rude, brutal, bitter, pungent, inharmonious, crude, vulgar.

all (adjective)

rough.

brutal (adjective)

scathing.

conflicting (adjective)

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.

craggy (adjective)

unsmooth.

critical (adjective)

caviling, judgmental, disparaging, pedantic, carping, picky, finicky, Fault-finding, captious, derogatory, critical.

depressing (adjective)

bleak.

difficult (adjective)

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.

discordant (adjective)

inharmonious, unmelodious.

discourteous (adjective)

rude.

guttural (adjective)

gravelly.

nasty, abusive (adjective)

comfortless, brutal, relentless, dour, rude, stern, stringent, gruff, wicked, austere, unpleasant, unkind, cruel, tough, pitiless.

painful (adjective)

stinging.

rough (adjective)

cragged, raspy.

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.

severe (adjective)

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.

sharp (adjective)

sharp.

shrill (adjective)

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.

sour (adjective)

acerb, acetous.

violent (adjective)

splitting.

Sense 3 (noun)

impervious, impure, photosensitive, permeable, solid, absorbent, squawky, impermeable, porous.

Sense 4 (noun)

pitiless.

Sense 6 (noun)

brittle, tuneless, tinny.

Sense 7 (noun)

inclement, unseasonable, sultry, humid, muggy, threatening.

harsh (noun)

rigorous, abrasive, unkind, heavy, brutal, rough, cruel, disagreeable, unpleasant, hard.

inharmonious (noun)

uncongenial, loud, unmelodious, unmusical.

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