Meaning of HARSH in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈhärsh ]


Etymology: Middle English harsk, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian harsk harsh

Date: 14th century

1. : having a coarse uneven surface that is rough or unpleasant to the touch


a. : causing a disagreeable or painful sensory reaction : irritating

b. : physically discomforting : painful

3. : unduly exacting : severe

4. : lacking in aesthetic appeal or refinement : crude

Synonyms: see rough

• harsh·ly adverb

• harsh·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.