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1. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] unpleasantly stern.

Synonyms

  • rough

Antonyms

  • starchless
  • confine

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Rhymes with Harsh

  • marsh
  • marsch
  • marche
  • larsh
  • karsh
  • harsch
  • barsh
  • barsch

How do you pronounce harsh?

Pronounce harsh as hɑrʃ.

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Sentences with harsh


1. Adjective
Apply white paint to the bark of the tree in the winter if the sun is harsh and bright.

2. Verb, past participle
Store-bought bug sprays are often filled with chemicals and can be harsh on your skin as well.

Quotes about harsh


1. We’d met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world.
- Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

2. Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

3. My parents are going to kill me!""That seems rather harsh...
- Garth Nix, Sir Thursday

2. harsh-voiced

adjective. having an unusually harsh sound.

Antonyms

  • softness

3. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] disagreeable to the senses.

Antonyms

  • spell

4. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles.

Synonyms

  • unsmooth
  • mealy
  • farinaceous
  • loose
  • rough
  • coarse
  • texture
  • large-grained
  • coarse-grained
  • granulated
  • open
  • grainy
  • granular
  • plush-like
  • gritty
  • plushy

Antonyms

  • smooth
  • stiffen
  • hold
  • chaste

5. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] sharply disagreeable; rigorous.

Synonyms

  • abrasive

Antonyms

  • polished
  • regular

6. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] unkind or cruel or uncivil.

Synonyms

  • rough

Antonyms

  • ironed
  • slippery

7. harsh

adjective. ['ˈhɑːrʃ'] severe.

Antonyms

  • even
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