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Harsh vs. Hoarse

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Harshadjective

Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.

Hoarseadjective

Having a dry, harsh tone to the voice, as a result of a sore throat, age, emotion, etc.

Harshadjective

Severe or cruel.

Hoarseadjective

Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven.

‘The hoarse resounding shore.’;

Harshverb

To negatively criticize.

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

Hoarseadjective

Harsh; grating; discordant; - said of any sound.

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Harshverb

to put a damper on (a mood).

‘Dude, you're harshing my buzz.’;

Hoarseadjective

deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion;

‘gruff voices’; ‘the dog's gruff barking’; ‘hoarse cries’; ‘makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky’;

Harshadjective

Rough; disagreeable; grating

Hoarseadjective

(of a person's voice) sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting

‘a hoarse whisper’;

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.

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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’;

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’;

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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’;

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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