What is the opposite of gentle?

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Opposite for having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
Opposite for mild in effect or degree
“He heard the coarse and agitated voice of his angry mother calling out to him.”
(of a slope) Opposite for gradual, not steep
“He found it difficult to ride his bike up the steep slope.”
Opposite for low in volume
“She was a boisterous person who spoke with a loud tone of voice.”
(of an animal) Opposite for tame or domesticated
“The wild dog was untamed and a danger to children.”
(archaic, of a person) Opposite for having the characteristics attributed to noble birth
“My guests were plebeian folk with an unrefined etiquette.”
Opposite for to make or become gentle
“She was a gentle woman but she would uncharacteristically sharpen her tone around her husband.”
Opposite for to touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The last thing a trainer should do is to strike their horse.”
Opposite for to lessen the anger or agitation of
“His wife was irate with him and he would aggravate her further by not buying her a present.”
(archaic) Opposite for a person of high birth
“A commoner merits the same kindness and respect as one would accord to a gentle.”
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