1 unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" [syn: rough]
2 disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
3 extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
4 severe; "a harsh penalty"
5 used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters" [syn: brutal, cruel, rigorous, unkind]
6 sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character" [syn: abrasive]
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)ʃ
- Czech: hrubý
- In the context of "slang": to negatively criticize
- Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!
- In the context of "slang": to put a damper on someone's mood.
- Dude, you're harshing my buzz.
- Albanian: ashpër, vrazhdë
- Bengali: রুক্ষ
- Chinese: 苛刻的 (kēkè de)
- Croatian: grub , gruba , grubo
- Dutch: ruw
- Finnish: tyly (1), karkea (1), karski (1), kova (1,2), ankara (1,2), raaka (2),
- French: dur , dure
- German: (1)rauh; (2) unwirsch
- Greek: σκληρός , σκληρή , σκληρό
- Italian: (1)ruvido , ruvida , scabro , scabra ; (2) rude m|f, zotico , zotica
- Japanese: 粗い (あらい, arai)
- Korean: 가혹한 (gahokhan)
- Latin: durus , dura , durum
- Polish: szorstki , szorstka , szorstkie
- Portuguese: áspero , áspera
- Russian: жестковатый (žestkovátyj)
- Scottish Gaelic: borb, garg, cruaidh, searbh
- Spanish: áspero , áspera
Harsh may refer to:
People with the given name Harsh:
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