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'harsh' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'harsh'
1. unpleasantly stern
wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
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. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
4. unkind or cruel or uncivil
had harsh words
a harsh and unlovable old tyrant
5. severe
a harsh penalty
6. sharply disagreeable; rigorous
the harsh facts of court delays

derived forms
1. Harsh / Comparitive
harsher
2. Harsh / Superlative
harshest
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