Dictionary Results for harshness

1. harshness - noun

· the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

Synonym(s): abrasiveness, scratchiness

Hypernym(s): roughness, raggedness

2. harshness - noun

· the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses

Synonym(s): roughness

Hypernym(s): unpleasantness

3. harshness - noun

· the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

Synonym(s): cruelty, cruelness

Hypernym(s): malevolence, malevolency, malice

4. harshness - noun

· excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

Synonym(s): severity, severeness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness

Hypernym(s): sternness, strictness

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