Harshness

Definition of Harshness

Harsh´ness
n.1.The quality or state of being harsh.
O, she is
Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed,
And he's composed of harshness.
- Shak.
'Tis not enough no harshness gives offense,
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
- Pope.

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Babel, Gothicism, Spartanism, abominability, abruptness, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, animality, aphonia, artificial voice, asperity, astringency, atrocity, austerity, authoritarianism, bad taste, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, baseness, bearishness, beastliness, bite, bitingness, bitterness, bloodlust, bluntness, bombasticness, boorishness, brashness, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice, brusqueness, brusquerie, brutality, bumpiness, cacology, cacophony, causticity, childish treble, choked voice, choppiness, churlishness, clamor, clash, clumsiness, coarseness, contemptibility, contrariety, cracked voice, cragginess, croak, crow, crudeness, cruelty, crustiness, cumbrousness, curtness, cuttingness, demandingness, despicability, despicableness, destructiveness, discipline, discord, disgustingness, dryness, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphasia, dysphemism, dysphonia, dysphrasia, edge, exactingness, extremity, falsetto, ferociousness, fierceness, flintiness, force, foulness, fulsomeness, furiousness, gracelessness, granulation, grimness, grip, grossness, gruffness, gutturalism, gutturality, gutturalness, hardness, hatefulness, hawking voice, heartlessness, heaviness, heinousness, hispidity, hiss, hoarseness, huskiness, idioglossia, idiolalia, ignobility, ill-balanced sentences, impairment of speech, impetuosity, impropriety, impurity, inclemency, inconcinnity, incorrectness, indecorousness, inelegance, inelegancy, inequality, inexorableness, infelicity, inhumanity, intensity, irregularity, jaggedness, jangle, jar, joltiness, keenness, lack of finish, lack of polish, leadenness, lisp, lisping, loathsomeness, loss of voice, malignity, mercilessness, mere noise, meticulousness, mindlessness, mordacity, mordancy, murderousness, muzzy speech, nasal tone, nasalization, nastiness, nauseousness, noise, noisomeness, nonuniformity, noxiousness, objectionability, objectionableness, obnoxiousness, obscenity, odiousness, offensiveness, piquancy, pitilessness, poignancy, point, pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, pungency, putridity, putridness, quaver, raggedness, raspiness, raucity, rebarbativeness, regimentation, relentlessness, remorselessness, repellence, repellency, repugnance, repulsiveness, rigid discipline, rigor, rottenness, rough air, roughness, rudeness, ruggedness, rugosity, ruthlessness, savagery, scraggliness, scrapiness, scratchiness, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, severity, shake, sharpness, short shrift, shortness, sibilation, slipshod construction, sourness, speech defect, speech impediment, sternness, stertorousness, stiltedness, sting, strictness, stridency, stringency, surliness, tartness, tastelessness, teeth, tender mercies, terrorism, thickness, throatiness, tooth, toughness, tremor, trenchancy, truculence, turbulence, turgidity, twang, ugliness, uncompassionateness, uncouthness, uneuphoniousness, unevenness, unfeelingness, unforgivingness, ungentleness, ungracefulness, unmercifulness, unrefinement, unremorsefulness, unseemliness, unsmoothness, unspeakableness, unsympatheticness, ununiformity, unwieldiness, unyieldingness, vandalism, vehemence, venom, viciousness, vileness, violence, virulence, vulgarism, vulgarity
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