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Overview of noun harshness

The noun harshness has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) harshness, abrasiveness, scratchiness

(the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions)

2. harshness, roughness

(the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses)

3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness

(the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance)

4. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness

(excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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