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Harshness

Antonyms for harshness:

kindness, mildness, gentleness.

Synonyms for harshness:

Sense 1

oppression.

Sense 2

rigidity, coarseness.

malice

rancor.

savageness

brutality.

Other synonyms and related words:

awkwardness, ruggedness, mercilessness, hardship, asperity, inclemency, Acrimoniousness, bitterness, poignance, inclementness, poignancy, choppiness, bite, tartness, insensibility, cogency, rough water, inflexibility, bad weather, acrimony, oppression, moroseness, crudeness, rancor, rowdiness, cruelty, disorderliness, virulence, brutality, acridness, rigidness, pitilessness, rigor, austereness, cruelness, callousness, raggedness, rudeness, gracelessness, rigour, exactingness, malignity, indentation, unkindness, edge, stiffness, callosity, acidity, rigidity, pungency, unfeelingness, sourness, Acidness, badness, rowdyism, coarseness, pitting, acridity, validity, inhuman treatment, severeness, ruthlessness, abrasiveness, clumsiness.

Sense 2 (noun)

rigidity.

attribute (noun)

roughness.

conflict (noun)

brawl, difference, contention, Discordancy, altercation, dissidence, clash, hassle, disharmony, disagreement, feud, friction, squabble, dissension, collision, hubbub, strife, animosity, riot, antipathy, squall, antagonism, warfare, conflict, hostility, imbroglio, dissonance, row, commotion, clamor, enmity, cacophony, discord, tension.

crudity (noun)

acerbity, cruelty, brutality, sternness.

difficulty (noun)

complexity, roughness, adversity, wearisomeness, ordeal, ticklishness, tightness, fussiness, hardness, formidability, stressfulness, toughness, contrariness, knottiness, cantankerousness, arduousness, wearying, cumbersomeness, complication, trickiness, difficulty, strenuousness, onerousness.

discourtesy (noun)

rudeness.

harshness (noun)

cruelty, inclemency, hardness, severity, abrasiveness, scratchiness, stiffness, cruelness, rigor, rigour.

roughness (noun)

brusqueness, gruffness, crudeness.

severity (noun)

austerity, correctness, coolness, matter-of-factness, abruptness, grimness, bluntness, meticulousness, dryness, crispness, keenness, leanness, starkness, frostiness, briskness, preciseness, strictness, acerbity, severity, astringency, sternness, acuteness, causticity, chilliness, oppressiveness, rigorousness, gruffness, sharpness, brusqueness, bleakness, intensity, authoritarianism, discipline, stringency.

shrillness (noun)

highness, scream, hoarseness, scratchiness, whistle, screech, stridency, piercing, raucousness, squeal, shrillness, caterwaul, reediness, creakiness.

sourness (noun)

acidity.

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