Synonyms for harshness
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.
harshness, abrasiveness, scratchinessnoun
the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
pitting, indentation, severeness, rigor, crudeness, inclemency, severity, roughness, hardness, stiffness, scratchiness, rough water, rowdiness, disorderliness, cruelness, choppiness, rigorousness, cruelty, rowdyism, abrasiveness, raggedness, rigourousness, rigour
cruelty, cruelness, harshnessnoun
the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
mercilessness, rigor, pitilessness, inclemency, roughness, hardness, ruthlessness, scratchiness, stiffness, cruelness, severeness, rigorousness, cruelty, inhuman treatment, abrasiveness, severity, rigourousness, rigour
severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffnessnoun
"severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
insensibility, ruggedness, callosity, grimness, awkwardness, severeness, rigor, unfeelingness, austereness, hardness, asperity, stiffness, callousness, scratchiness, roughness, cogency, gracelessness, inclemency, inclementness, badness, bad weather, hardship, rigorousness, cruelty, cruelness, clumsiness, abrasiveness, severity, rigourousness, rigour, validity
it is like being harsh
i am being cocaphany to mikeSubmitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
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People, for whatever reason, get kind of turned off by it, the level of the rhetoric, the harshness of it -- they start gravitating to other candidates.
To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.
I go around this city. I see kids today, a look in their eyes, where the vitality, the hope and the purpose has been stolen from them because of the harshness of this city. It has been robbed from them and we cannot avert our eyes as a city any longer.
When you give a long interview, what you talk about is squeezed for printing, i expressed surprise at the harshness of the action taken in Zurich, it was a surprise blitz so to speak. I have the greatest respect for the American justice and I have no frustration at all with them.
What happened to Jordan Spieth, it was so sudden, just bam, it was 10 minutes of golf. That's the harshness of it.
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