- s unpleasantly stern
wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
- s disagreeable to the senses
the harsh cry of a blue jay
the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes
harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway
- a of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
- s unkind or cruel or uncivil
had harsh words
a harsh and unlovable old tyrant
- s severe
a harsh penalty
- s sharply disagreeable; rigorous
the harsh facts of court delays
- In an exclusive interview with PTI, the Venezuelan leader defends his harsh rhetoricand adds some more.
- He's the special agent who came in from the cold and waded straight into the debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques.
- After years of delay, the CIA declassified a raft of documents Monday, with lots of detail about the Bush Administrations harsh treatment of detainees following the September 11 .
- Raymond Domenech in Toronto Star
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."
- John Kamm in Washington Post
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...
- Maria Cantwell in Christian Science Monitor
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...