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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to harsh:   (248 results)

Often used in the same context:
brutal, cruel, unforgiving, unkind, tough, bitter, rough, lenient, unpleasant, severe, draconian, nasty, bleak, merciless, strident, stinging, scathing, savage, bad, blunt, extreme, withering, caustic, dire, inhospitable, hellish, milder, terrible, dreadful, sterner, unfriendly, horrendous, stiff, vicious, grim, spiteful, kinder, stark, punitive, stormy, cold, gloomy, painful, austere, unflattering, chilly, uncongenial, atrocious, toughened, miserable, undiplomatic, oppressive, dismissive, temperate, chilling, fierce, horrible, appalling, horrid, vitriolic, favorable, forceful, stringent, difficult, unfair, intemperate, inhumane, restrictive, brusk, bluntest, scornful, belligerant, unsympathetic, unfavorable, hurtful, pitiless, callous, strict, vehement, unmerciful, damning, abrasive, condemnatory, heavy, chastening, humiliating, repressive, dreary, onerous, unsavory, torturous, gentler, ugly, unwelcoming, unsporting, brusque, uncomplimentary, sobering, heartless, forgiving, poor, unaccommodating, absenteeism, addiction, adhesions, adhesive, affec, affection, affections, alcoholism, alveolar, anger, anxiety, bereavement, beryllium, cannula, catheter, chd, corneal, crt, dependency, deprivations, harsher, harshest, stern, mildest, deprecatory, menacing, unkindly, censorious, inhuman, kindlier, noncommittal

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., acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, animadversion, belabor, belabour, bitter, bitterness, blare, blaring, blister, blistering, cacophony, cactus wren, caustic, censure, clamor, comfort woman, concentration camp, critic, croak, croaking, croup, cutting, dim, din, discipline, discord, discordance, dissonate, draconian, easy, edged, euphonious, gentle, grate, grating, gratingly, gravel, gravelly, griffon, grinding, gruff, harshen, harshly, harshness, heavy metal, hoarse, husky, inquisitor, interrogator, in time, jarring, language, lessened, masterless, mince, mitigate, moderate, modify, quack, rasping, raspingly, raspy, raucous, raw, roaster, rough, roughness, scald, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, screak, screamer, screech, sharp, sharp-worded, skreak, skreigh, slavery, snoring, soft-spoken, soften, sounding, spasmodic laryngitis, squawk, stinging, stockade, strident, subdued, sulfurous, sulphurous, tart, uncharitable, unforgiving, unjustifiably, venomous, virulent, vitriolic, whip, wire-haired pointing griffon

Synonyms:
abrasive, brutal, cruel, disagreeable, hard, heavy, rigorous, rough, unkind, unpleasant

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— Nouns for harsh: words, treatment, conditions, voice, realities reality, measures, criticism, environment, word, light, more...

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See harsh used in context: 4 poetry verses, 29 Shakespeare works, 105 definitions

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