HARSH

harsh

1. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

2. severe; "a harsh penalty"

3. unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

4. 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"

5. extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"

6. 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"

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