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harshness

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1 a harsh or sharp quality
  • there was a harshness about her voice that made her an unlikely but surprisingly evocative singer of torch songs

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2 the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism)
  • was surprised at the harshness of the choirmaster's criticism, since he was usually pretty easygoing

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“Harshness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/harshness. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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