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What is another word for harshly?

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In a harsh or severe manner
“They note that he was dealt with more harshly than the student who was just sent back to his seat for making the lewd remark.”
Done without regard to others' sensitivities
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“Years of oppression by the harsh ruler would finally come to an end.”
In a manner marked by pain or savagery
“Your ability to accept the harsh reality of losses sends a clear message about your courage and commitment.”
In a loud manner
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“He showed up to the party dressed in harsh colors of blue and purple.”
In a rude manner
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“Tempers were frayed and harsh words would be exchanged.”
In an emotionally difficult manner
Adverb for unpleasantly rough or jarring to see or look at
“The harsh light from the sun made little Tommy squint through his glasses.”
Adverb for unpleasantly rough or jarring in smell or taste
“Some consumers felt that the condiment was particularly harsh on their noses and tastebuds.”
Adverb for unpleasantly rough or jarring to listen to
“He has a powerful, harsh voice that would carry well on a parade ground.”
(of a surface) Adverb for not smooth
“I would not recommend walking over the harsh cobbled surface.”
(of an action taken) Adverb for very severe or strict
“The country's leaders are considering harsh measures to deal with the discontent.”
Adverb for severe and difficult to cope with
“Reports on harsh conditions for workers have been denied by the industry.”
Adverb for capable of damaging or destroying organic matter
“Be careful when handling those harsh cleaning solutions.”
(of cold weather or climate) Adverb for bitterly cold
“The explorers braved the harsh conditions to get to the summit.”
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