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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 harsh /ˈhɑrʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Harsh a. [Compar. Harsher superl. Harshest.]
 1. Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) disagreeable to the touch. Harsh sand.” --Boyle. (b) disagreeable to the taste. “Berries harsh and crude.” --Milton. (c) disagreeable to the ear. Harsh din.” --Milton.
 2. Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
    Clarence is so harsh, so blunt.   --Shak.
    Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charmed.   --Dryden.
 3. Painting, Drawing, etc. Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand
             and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
             [syn: rough]
      2: disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay";
         "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up
         your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
      3: extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and
         unlovable old tyrant"
      4: severe; "a harsh penalty"
      5: used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause
         suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be
         cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous
         climate"; "unkind winters" [syn: brutal, cruel, rigorous,
      6: sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court
         delays"; "an abrasive character" [syn: abrasive]