Meaning of HARSH in English

adjective Etymology: Middle English harsk, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian harsk ~ Date: 14th century having a coarse uneven surface that is rough or unpleasant to the touch, 2. causing a disagreeable or painful sensory reaction ; irritating, physically discomforting ; painful , unduly exacting ; severe , lacking in aesthetic appeal or refinement ; crude , see: rough ~ly adverb ~ness noun

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