harsh / härsh/ • adj. 1. unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses: drenched in a harsh white neon light harsh guttural shouts. 2. cruel or severe: a time of harsh military discipline. ∎ (of a climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile: the harsh environment of the desert. ∎ (of reality or a fact) grim and unpalatable: the harsh realities of the world news. ∎ having an undesirably strong effect: she finds soap too harsh and drying. DERIVATIVES: harsh·en / -shən/ v. harsh·ly adv. harsh·ness n.
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