Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or condition of being harsh.
  • noun Synonyms Asperity, etc. (see acrimony); austerity, churlishness, rigor, roughness, bluntness, hardness, sternness, cruelty, rudeness; discordance, dissonance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being harsh.

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  • noun The quality of being harsh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun excessive sternness
  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
  • noun the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

Etymologies

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harsh +-ness

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