harshly harshly  /ˈhɑrʃ li/


  1. (adv) in a harsh or unkind manner
  2. (adv) in a harsh and grating manner



  1. His plan was harshly criticized by the corporations, which were unwilling to give up any part of their profitable business.
  2. They contend that not unlike police who stop people on the basis of race, teachers and school officials discipline black students more often and more harshly than whites.
  3. Although he has been harshly criticized for his wealth, Carlos, 68, belies simplistic characterization.


  1. Meeting set to discuss civil rights complaint against Flagler schools

    A federal civil rights complaint against the Flagler County school district alleging black students are disciplined more frequently and harshly than white students is still under investigation.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal

  2. Mom smacks daughter in Ohio slave labor case video

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A video showing a woman harshly spanking her young daughter has emerged in a federal case alleging the woman and the girl were held captive for two years.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. State commission rules New Bedford acted too harshly in firing paramedic, upholds termination of EMT

    NEW BEDFORD — The state Civil Service Commission has determined the city acted too harshly in the 2011 firing of a paramedic found to have contributed to a hostile work environment, but upheld terminating a city emergency medical technician with...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times


  1. Asked during a conference call what message the penalties sent, Stern said: "We mean what we say when we say that guns are prohibited from being in our buildings and on team business. You will be dealt with harshly because it's very potentially...
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: David Stern Source: ESPN

  2. "There are many reasons history will judge George W. Bush harshly," Clinton said at one point. "But among the top two is how he has used fear to divide us. The other is because we have been infected by a sense of fatalism."
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Forbes

  3. "Those who have committed serious crimes will be dealt with harshly," Qiangba said, urging Tibetans to inform on each other. "If they turn themselves in, they will be dealt with leniently. If they provide further information about others...
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Qiangba Puncog Source: AFP

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