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Brusque vs. Harsh

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Brusqueadjective

Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.

Harshadjective

Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.

Brusqueadjective

Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.

Harshadjective

Severe or cruel.

Brusqueadjective

marked by rude or peremptory shortness;

‘try to cultivate a less brusque manner’; ‘a curt reply’; ‘the salesgirl was very short with him’;

Harshverb

To negatively criticize.

‘Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!’;

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Harshverb

to put a damper on (a mood).

‘Dude, you're harshing my buzz.’;

Harshadjective

Rough; disagreeable; grating

Harshadjective

Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.

‘Clarence is so harsh, so blunt.’; ‘Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charmed.’;

Harshadjective

Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.

Harshadjective

unpleasantly stern;

‘wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus’; ‘the nomad life is rough and hazardous’;

Harshadjective

disagreeable to the senses;

‘the harsh cry of a blue jay’; ‘harsh cognac’; ‘the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes’; ‘harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway’;

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Harshadjective

extremely unkind or cruel;

‘had harsh words’; ‘a harsh and unlovable old tyrant’;

Harshadjective

severe;

‘a harsh penalty’;

Harshadjective

used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering;

‘brutal weather’; ‘northern winters can be cruel’; ‘a cruel world’; ‘a harsh climate’; ‘a rigorous climate’; ‘unkind winters’;

Harshadjective

sharply disagreeable; rigorous;

‘the harsh facts of court delays’; ‘an abrasive character’;

Harshadjective

unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses

‘drenched in a harsh white neon light’; ‘harsh guttural shouts’;

Harshadjective

cruel or severe

‘a time of harsh military discipline’;

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Harshadjective

(of a climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile

‘the harsh environment of the desert’;

Harshadjective

(of reality or a fact) grim and unpalatable

‘the harsh realities of the world news’;

Harshadjective

having an undesirably strong effect

‘she finds soap too harsh and drying’;

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