What does the word harsh mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Harshness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Harshly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Grating or rough: irritating: severe.

Usage examples for harsh

  1. First the harsh sun, then the rain, then the sun again. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. Not one harsh word did she say against me. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  3. In less than a year after that sweet face went out of the home, another came to take her place; a woman in form and feature, but in nature a tyrant, harsh and cruel. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams