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Brusque vs. Harsh

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  • Brusque (adjective)

    Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.

  • Harsh (adjective)

    Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.

  • Harsh (adjective)

    Severe or cruel.

  • Harsh (verb)

    To negatively criticize.

    "Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!"

  • Harsh (verb)

    to put a damper on (a mood).

    "Dude, you're harshing my buzz."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Brusque (adjective)

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

  • Harsh (adjective)

    Rough; disagreeable; grating

  • Harsh (adjective)

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

  • Harsh (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
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  • Brusque (adjective)

    marked by rude or peremptory shortness;

    "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"

    "a curt reply"

    "the salesgirl was very short with him"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    unpleasantly stern;

    "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"

    "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    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"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    extremely unkind or cruel;

    "had harsh words"

    "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    severe;

    "a harsh penalty"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    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"

  • Harsh (adjective)

    sharply disagreeable; rigorous;

    "the harsh facts of court delays"

    "an abrasive character"

Princeton's WordNet

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