Synonyms of harshness
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- 1. harshness, abrasiveness, scratchiness, roughness, raggedness
- usage: the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
- 2. harshness, roughness, unpleasantness
- usage: the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
- 3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness, malevolence, malevolency, malice
- usage: the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
- 4. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness, sternness, strictness
- usage: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
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