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    harshness

    harshness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word harshness

    Definition
    (noun) the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    Synonyms : abrasiveness , scratchiness
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    Synonyms : roughness
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
    Synonyms : cruelness , cruelty
    Definition
    (noun) excessive sternness
    Example Sentence
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp
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