Meaning of HARSH in English



Synonyms: rough 1, asperous, craggy, jagged, rugged, scabrous, scraggy, uneven, unlevel, unsmooth

Related Word: coarse, granular, loose; bristly, scraggly, scratchy, shaggy, stubbly

Contrasted words: glossy, satiny, silken, silky, sleek, slick, velvety


Synonyms: acrid , amaroidal, astringent, austere, bitter, sharp

Related Word: acerb, acerbic, biting, burning, mordant; pungent, tangy; dry, sour, tart

Contrasted words: mild, smooth, sweet, velvety


disagreeable to the ear

many birds have harsh cries

Synonyms: dry, grating, hoarse, jarring, rasping, raucous, rough, rugged, rusty, squawky, strident, stridulent, stridulous

Related Word: discordant, dissonant, immelodious, ineuphonious, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical; grinding, jangling, scraping; blaring, brassy; ear-piercing, piercing, shrill, squeaky

Contrasted words: euphonious, harmonious, mellow, melodic, melodious, musical, sonorous, sweet; low, soft; agreeable, pleasing


Synonyms: uncomfortable , comfortless, discomforting, uncomforting, uncomfy


Synonyms: grim 2, austere, bleak, dour, hard, severe, stringent


Synonyms: severe 3, bitter, brutal, hard, inclement, intemperate, rigorous, rugged

Antonyms: mild

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