The definition of harsh is someone or something unpleasant to the senses or feelings, or someone who is crude or extremely cruel.(adjective)
See harsh in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME harsk, akin to Ger harsch, rough, raw < IE base *kars, to scratch, comb > L carduus, thistle, carrere, to card (wool)
See harsh in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective harsh·er, harsh·est
Origin: Middle English harsk
Origin: , of Scandinavian origin.
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