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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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Cruel behaviour or attitudes
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The state of being austere
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A rigorous imposition of standards
“They treated him with extreme harshness.”
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Desolateness
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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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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The quality of being croaky
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Ruggedness or bleakness
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The quality of being unambiguous
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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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Harsh and demanding conditions
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Insolence
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The state or fact of being crude or vulgar
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