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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive sternness; The quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance; The roughness of a substance that causes abrasions; The quality of being unpleasant to the senses.

Usage examples (37)
  • The harshness of his punishment was inhuman
  • I think the real cause of this online harshness is BECAUSE it is anonymous.
  • Such harshness is a curious contrast with the leniency which advised the creditor to remit debts by way of alms.
  • D — — had none of that harshness, which is peculiar to many priests, nevertheless. for more
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