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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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“A tone of abrupt harshness.”
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The state of being cold-hearted or uncaring
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Barren, rugged, 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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A rigorous imposition of standards
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“They treated him with extreme harshness.”
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A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power
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The deepest malignity or spite
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Stiffness or severity
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Lack of harmony among musical notes
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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 or quality of being vulgar
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
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The state of having a grim or severe manner or appearance
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
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The quality of being hoarse, of having a dry harsh voice
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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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Ruggedness or cragginess
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The quality of being unambiguous
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Insolence
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