Synonyms and Antonyms of harshness
a harsh or sharp quality
- There was a harshness about her voice that made her an evocative blues singer.
acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, edge, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartness
ginger, punch, spice, tang
raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol
the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism)
- I was surprised at the harshness of the choirmaster's criticism, since he was usually pretty easygoing.
exactingness, hardness, inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, severity, sternness, strictness, stringency
callousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness
asceticism, austereness, austerity, monasticism
determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness