Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.
Severe or cruel.
To negatively criticize.
"Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!"
to put a damper on (a mood).
"Dude, you're harshing my buzz."
unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
"drenched in a harsh white neon light"
"harsh guttural shouts"
cruel or severe
"a time of harsh military discipline"
(of a climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile
"the harsh environment of the desert"
(of reality or a fact) grim and unpalatable
"the harsh realities of the world news"
having an undesirably strong effect
"she finds soap too harsh and drying"
Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.
Rough; disagreeable; grating
Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
marked by rude or peremptory shortness;
"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
"a curt reply"
"the salesgirl was very short with him"
"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"
"the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
disagreeable to the senses;
"the harsh cry of a blue jay"
"the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"
"harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
extremely unkind or cruel;
"had harsh words"
"a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
"a harsh penalty"
used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering;
"northern winters can be cruel"
"a cruel world"
"a harsh climate"
"a rigorous climate"
sharply disagreeable; rigorous;
"the harsh facts of court delays"
"an abrasive character"