Meaning of HARSH in English

adj. Function: adjective


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

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

Contrasted Words: mild, smooth, sweet, velvety

3 disagreeable to the ear FF1C; many birds have harsh cries FF1E;

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

Related Words: 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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