Definition of 'harsh'
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In fact she is probably her own harshest critic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This harsh lesson has doubtless sunk in right across the academic world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We've learnt a lot of harsh lessons today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And what a harsh lesson for Gloucester. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's simply facing reality in its harshest form. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But a harsh strain of winter flu had roared in, opening up opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This seems a bit harsh. The Sun (2017)Iwas taught a harsh lesson in my early days at Liverpool that stood me in good stead for the rest of my playing career. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The interior of the gallery had become woefully shabby, with dull grey walls, poor flooring and harsh fluorescent lighting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This resulted in the family enduring harsh criticism in the media. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Young people will face harsh realities in the world of work. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has taken a crisis of historic proportions to bring these harsh lessons to the fore. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The reality is as harsh as bright sunlight is unforgiving. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That is the harsh reality of facing the world champions. The Sun (2016)You need to be your harshest critic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sonic landscape had changed to something altogether harsher and more real. The Sun (2010)And that extra warmth in the seas usually keeps us protected from the harshest cold of winter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Seems a bit harsh in the middle of the festive season. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And she is not impressed by the tendency towards harsh criticism from users of the internet. The Sun (2012)Our first stop brought into sharp focus the harsh realities the people here endured during the war. The Sun (2014)He is learning a tough lesson in the harshest possible way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Avoid harsh brights on the lips and always use a lip liner to minimise any colour bleed. The Sun (2009)Do not expect that numbers in your balance sheet can protect you from harsh economic reality. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The doors of his room were flung open onto a beautiful garden and the harsh spring light cut across his bed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The light is harsh and bright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Women can be my harshest critics. The Sun (2015)Those who said he should serve longer for his part in the killing were brushed aside and accused of being harsh and cruel. The Sun (2010)Though his worst nightmare became harsh reality, something unexpectedly wonderful emerged from it. The Sun (2015)Although the winter was still young, the cold was harsh. Christianity Today (2000)The city usually experiences harsh winters, but this winter has been one of the coldest in decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This does not mean that harsh winter conditions are not possible, just that they cannot be identified at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These make the voice harsh, bitter, cold or lifeless. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)
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Translations for 'harsh'
British English: harsh /hɑːʃ/ ADJECTIVE
Harsh climates or living conditions are very difficult for people, animals, and plants to exist in.
The weather grew harsh and chilly.
- American English: harsh
- Arabic: خَشِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: rigoroso
- Chinese: 苛刻的
- Croatian: oštar
- Czech: drsný podmínky
- Danish: barsk
- Dutch: hardvochtig
- European Spanish: crudo severo
- Finnish: ankara raaka
- French: rude
- German: hart
- Greek: δριμύς
- Italian: duro
- Japanese: 厳しい
- Korean: 거친
- Norwegian: barsk
- Polish: surowy szorstki
- European Portuguese: rigoroso
- Romanian: aspru
- Russian: суровый
- Spanish: crudo
- Swedish: hård
- Thai: รุนแรง
- Turkish: şiddetli
- Ukrainian: суворий
- Vietnamese: khắc nghiệt
Definition of harsh from the Collins English Dictionary
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