harshness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
  • n  the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
  • n  the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
  • n  excessive sternness
    the harshness of his punishment was inhuman

  • After an apprenticeship of Dickensian harshness, McQueen harnessed his skills to the construction of cunning jackets, curved to just conceal the breasts, and trousers, called .
  • But Tannat grapes grow easily on Uruguay's small hills and nutrient-rich plains, and that has encouraged the country's winemakers to find ways of reducing Tannat's harshness .
  • Adams was rewarded for his harshness on this issue and others by losing the election of 1800 to Thomas Jefferson, who understood Gallatin well enough to make him Treasury Secretary.
News & Articles

  • President-elect Rohani addresses Iranians
    Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani has told Iranians: "I will remain faithful to the promises I made to you." ISNA reports that the winner of the presidential race announced to the public: "This is the victory of wisdom, the victory of moderation, the victory of growth and awareness, the victory of religious commitment over extremism and harshness."
    June 16, 2013 - Payvand Iran News

  • Larry Sabato in FOXNews
    Maybe the harshness of politics has spread to other realms,said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. "I guess you could say it's open season on anybody in public life."
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    Asked about the report, Bush said: "The first I heard of this is when I read it in the newspaper. I guess I was taken aback by the harshness of the words."
  • Henrik Sedin in The Associated Press
    Australia has achieved and preserved that wonderful balance by shunning the harshness of the American social security system that leaves too many people out in the cold, it has avoided the ultra-paternalism of the European social security system... John Howard http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFDkwfWMg8IAUPTl_zgAMfcDWHY9A The Age http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.theage.com.au/news/federal-election-2007-news/stronger-prouder-richer/2007/11/22/1195321922518.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEcfK2iLo5kTICdoOQKDRYFrsa8OQ Nov 21, 2007 45699 62178 hart I thought the Hart was going to be really, really tough. I thought that was going to be out of the question," Sedin said. "Maybe the (Ted Lindsay Award), but I'm happy. I'll take this."

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