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Meaning of harsh

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot
             sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
             [syn: {harsh}, {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: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances
         consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal";
         "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave" [syn: {coarse}, {harsh}]
         [ant: {fine}]
      4: unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and
         unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer" [syn: {harsh},
      5: severe; "a harsh penalty"
      6: sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court
         delays"; "an abrasive character" [syn: {harsh}, {abrasive}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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