English translation of 'कठोर'
1. austere adjective
Something that is austere is plain and not decorated.
2. austere adjective
An austere person is strict and serious.
...a rather austere, distant, somewhat cold person.
3. brutal adjective
If someone expresses something unpleasant with brutal honesty or frankness, they express it in a clear and accurate way, without attempting to reduce its unpleasant effect.
She spoke with a brutal honesty.
4. drastic adjective
A drastic course of action is extreme and is usually taken urgently.
He's not going to do anything drastic about economic policy.
5. hard adjective, adverb
Someone who is hard shows no kindness or pity.
His father was a hard man.
Don't be so hard on him.
The police cracked down hard on the protesters.
6. hard adjective
Something that is hard is very firm to touch and is not easily bent, cut, or broken.
...the hard wooden floor.
7. hardline adjective
If you describe someone's policy or attitude as hardline, you mean that it is strict or extreme, and they refuse to change it.
He will continue with the same hardline policies towards crime.
8. harsh adjective
Harsh climates or living conditions are very difficult for people, animals, and plants to exist in.
The weather grew harsh and chilly.
9. inflexible adjective
Something or someone that is inflexible cannot or will not change or be altered, even if the situation changes.
Workers insisted the new system was too inflexible.
10. inhuman adjective
If you describe something as inhuman, you mean that it is extremely cruel.
Killing whales is unnecessary and inhuman.
11. rigid adjective
If you describe laws, systems, or attitudes as rigid, you disapprove of them because they cannot be changed or because someone refuses to change them.
This approach indicates a rigid view of education.
12. rigorous adjective
If you describe something as rigorous, you approve of the fact that it is done carefully and strictly.
...rigorous military training.
13. severe adjective
Severe punishments or actions are very extreme.
He got a severe telling-off from his parents.
14. stark adjective
Stark choices or statements are harsh and unpleasant.
He has given a stark warning of the dangers facing the country.
15. steely adjective
Steely is used to describe someone who is hard, strong, and determined.
'No,' she said, with a steely look in her eyes.
16. stern adjective
Someone or something that is stern is very serious and strict.
...a stern warning.
17. stiff adjective
Something that is stiff is firm and does not bend easily.
Her shoes had a stiff leather bow on top.
18. strong adjective
Strong action is firm and severe.
The government will take strong action against strikes.
19. tight adjective
Tight controls or rules are very strict.
20. tough adjective
A tough substance is strong, and difficult to break or cut.
...dark brown beans with a rather tough skin.
21. unkind adjective
If someone is unkind, they behave in an unpleasant, unfriendly, or slightly cruel way.
I think it's very unkind of you to make up stories about him.
22. unsympathetic adjective
If someone is unsympathetic, they are not kind or helpful to a person in difficulties.
Her husband was unsympathetic and she felt she had no one to talk to.
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Translation of कठोर from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary