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Noun
Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character, especially to the senses
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“Though the harshness of the taste is off-putting at first, I can see how it helps to counteract the richness of the food.”
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The quality or characteristic of being severe or cruel in manner or tone
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“During the twentieth century, the unification achieved by Shaka overshadowed the violence of the process and the harshness of his rule.”
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The quality or characteristic of being exacting or strict in one's expectations
“An exemption procedure would be included to alleviate the harshness of the rules.”
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The quality or characteristic of being severe or harsh in conditions
“One is obviously struck by the unnaturalness of life on these long voyages, with the harshness of the conditions.”
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Characteristic of anger or rage
“Suppose you learn that, while he was growing up, your husband was wounded and, to a certain extent, shaped by his father's anger and harshness.”
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The condition of being barren and generally not conducive to life or living
“Millet's inclusion of the peasant woman and her animals, relatively small in scale, emphasizes the largeness and the harshness of the landscape, as well as the insignificance of humans.”
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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The characteristic of being rough or coarse in manner or disposition
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Harsh or severe in nature
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Deep-seated enmity, malice or hostility
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The fact or state of being unpleasant
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A harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
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The principles and practices of an ascetic
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Destructiveness or criticism
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The measurable amount, force or strength of a property
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The state of having a grim or severe manner or appearance
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The quality of being hoarse, of having a dry harsh voice
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A lack of comfort
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The state or fact of lacking tact or class in one's comportment
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Raucousness or boisterousness
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The quality of being unambiguous
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Rude and disrespectful behavior
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The state or quality of being tastelessly garish
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