harsh harsh  /ˈhɑrʃ/


  1. (adj) unpleasantly stern
  2. (adj) disagreeable to the senses
  3. (adj) of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
  4. (adj) unkind or cruel or uncivil
  5. (adj) severe
  6. (adj) sharply disagreeable; rigorous



  1. In an exclusive interview with PTI, the Venezuelan leader defends his harsh rhetoricand adds some more.
  2. He's the special agent who came in from the cold and waded straight into the debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques.


  1. Drug dealer sentenced to nearly 20 years for gun possession

    The penalty was harsh because Antwan D. Jackson, 26, of Daytona Beach is considered a career criminal. A 26-year-old Daytona Beach career criminal was sentenced Thursday to nearly 20 years in federal prison for possessing a handgun.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Last casting call for 'Tammy' - production looking for "harsh" women

    Tammy is looking for "harsh, intimidating, drugged out looking, scary prison women."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WECT 6 Wilmington

  3. Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg mount Snowden defense

    Harsh criticism for the Obama administration.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. "I feel sad for all the fans and everyone who supports the French team," said Domenech. "It's the hard and harsh reality of our situation. So I have a genuine sense of sadness."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Raymond Domenech Source: Toronto Star

  2. "This is a very harsh sentence. It's a very sad day for justice in China," said John Kamm, an American human rights campaigner whom the State Department turned to for help last year to lobby for Xue's release. "It's a huge disappointment and...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: John Kamm Source: Washington Post

  3. Cantwell said that flaws displayed by the Italian justice system included "the harsh treatment of Ms. Knox following her arrest; negligent handling of evidence by investigators; and pending charges of misconduct against one of the prosecutors...
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Maria Cantwell Source: Christian Science Monitor

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