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adjective harsh pronunciation in American English /hɑrʃ/
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  1. 2
    harsh actions, words, judgments, or laws are strict, unkind, and often unfair

    Harsh words were spoken in the dressing room after the game.

    The judge is known for his harsh sentences.

    harsh on:

    The law has been harsher on soldiers than it has on civilians.

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  2. 3
    harsh facts are unpleasant but true

    This was Tim’s first experience of the harsh realities of life.

  3. 4
    harsh sounds are unpleasant because they are not soft, gentle, or smooth

    He had a loud harsh voice.

    1. a.
      harsh colors or lights are not pleasant because they are very bright

      the harsh glare of a naked light bulb

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 harsh pronunciation in American English adverb


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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