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  Definition of harshness
  1. excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
  2. the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
  3. the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
  4. harsh or rough to the ear
Similar Words: severity, rigor, rigour, inclemency, hardness, stiffness, cruelty, cruelness, abrasiveness, scratchiness, roughness

 

Hyponyms: ferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savageness, savagery, murderousness, bloodthirstiness, gruffness, hoarseness, huskiness

 

 
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