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harsher


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harsh  \Harsh\  (h[aum]rsh),  a.  [Compar.  {Harsher}  (-[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Harshest}.]  [OE.  harsk;  akin  to  G.  harsch,  Dan. 
  harsk  rancid,  Sw  h["a]rsk;  from  the  same  source  as  E.  hard. 
  See  {Hard},  a.] 
  1.  Rough;  disagreeable;  grating;  esp.: 
  a  disagreeable  to  the  touch.  ``Harsh  sand.''  --Boyle. 
  b  disagreeable  to  the  taste.  ``Berries  harsh  and 
  crude.''  --Milton. 
  c  disagreeable  to  the  ear.  ``Harsh  din.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Unpleasant  and  repulsive  to  the  sensibilities;  austere; 
  crabbed;  morose;  abusive;  abusive;  severe;  rough. 
 
  Clarence  is  so  harsh,  so  blunt.  --Shak. 
 
  Though  harsh  the  precept,  yet  the  charmed.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  (Painting,  Drawing,  etc.)  Having  violent  contrasts  of 
  color,  or  of  light  and  shade;  lacking  in  harmony. 




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