Synonyms and Antonyms of harsh
- a harsh winter
- The harsh lighting in the cafeteria makes the food look slightly off-color.
- a harsh north wind
- a harsh judge with little patience for ill-prepared lawyers
adamant, callous, hardened, hard-hearted, hard-line, immovable, implacable, inflexible, merciless, pitiless, relentless, rock-ribbed, stiff, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unsparing, unyielding
- the harsh reality of failure
- harsh words of criticism from her music teacher
- I winced at the harsh sound that the machine was making.
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, bilious, disgusting, dreadful, foul, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, invidious, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, seamy, shocking, sick, sickening, ugly, vile, villainous
Synonym Discussion of harsh
- a rough wooden board
- a harsh fabric that chafes the skin
- an old house with uneven floors
- a rugged landscape
- a scabrous leaf
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