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Meaning of "harsh" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HARSH

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Middle Low German harsch, Norwegian harsk rancid.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HARSH

harsh  [hɑːʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HARSH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Harsh is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb harsh in English.

WHAT DOES HARSH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Harsh

Harsh may refer to: ▪ Harsh noise, a genre of noise music ▪ Harsh voice, the production of speech sounds with a constricted laryngeal cavity...

Definition of harsh in the English dictionary

The first definition of harsh in the dictionary is rough or grating to the senses. Other definition of harsh is stern, severe, or cruel. Harsh is also to cause to be diminished or ended.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HARSH

PRESENT

Present
I harsh
you harsh
he/she/it harshes
we harsh
you harsh
they harsh
Present continuous
I am harshing
you are harshing
he/she/it is harshing
we are harshing
you are harshing
they are harshing
Present perfect
I have harshed
you have harshed
he/she/it has harshed
we have harshed
you have harshed
they have harshed
Present perfect continuous
I have been harshing
you have been harshing
he/she/it has been harshing
we have been harshing
you have been harshing
they have been harshing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I harshed
you harshed
he/she/it harshed
we harshed
you harshed
they harshed
Past continuous
I was harshing
you were harshing
he/she/it was harshing
we were harshing
you were harshing
they were harshing
Past perfect
I had harshed
you had harshed
he/she/it had harshed
we had harshed
you had harshed
they had harshed
Past perfect continuous
I had been harshing
you had been harshing
he/she/it had been harshing
we had been harshing
you had been harshing
they had been harshing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will harsh
you will harsh
he/she/it will harsh
we will harsh
you will harsh
they will harsh
Future continuous
I will be harshing
you will be harshing
he/she/it will be harshing
we will be harshing
you will be harshing
they will be harshing
Future perfect
I will have harshed
you will have harshed
he/she/it will have harshed
we will have harshed
you will have harshed
they will have harshed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been harshing
you will have been harshing
he/she/it will have been harshing
we will have been harshing
you will have been harshing
they will have been harshing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would harsh
you would harsh
he/she/it would harsh
we would harsh
you would harsh
they would harsh
Conditional continuous
I would be harshing
you would be harshing
he/she/it would be harshing
we would be harshing
you would be harshing
they would be harshing
Conditional perfect
I would have harsh
you would have harsh
he/she/it would have harsh
we would have harsh
you would have harsh
they would have harsh
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been harshing
you would have been harshing
he/she/it would have been harshing
we would have been harshing
you would have been harshing
they would have been harshing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you harsh
we let´s harsh
you harsh
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to harsh
Past participle
harshed
Present Participle
harshing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HARSH


apache
əˈpɑːʃ
badmash
bʌðˈmɑːʃ
Chuvash
tʃʊˈvɑːʃ
csardas
ˈtʃɑːˌdɑːʃ
gouache
ɡʊˈɑːʃ
Grenache
ɡrɪˈnɑːʃ
hamantasch
ˈhɑːmənˌtɑːʃ
Karsh
kɑːʃ
marsh
mɑːʃ
moustache
məˈstɑːʃ
mustache
məˈstɑːʃ
pistache
pɪˈstɑːʃ
shabash
ˈʃɑːˈbɑːʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HARSH

harrow
harrower
harrowing
harrowingly
harrowment
harrumph
harry
Harry Hotspur
harshen
harshly
harshness
harslet
hart
hart´s-tongue
hartal
hartbeest
Harte
hartebeest

WORDS THAT END LIKE HARSH

ash
at a push
Bangladesh
British
cash
crash
Danish
English
fetish
finish
fish
flash
fresh
girsh
gursh
hush
Romney Marsh
salt marsh
wairsh
wersh

Synonyms and antonyms of harsh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HARSH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «harsh» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of harsh

Translation of «harsh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HARSH

Find out the translation of harsh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of harsh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «harsh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

苛刻的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crudo
570 millions of speakers

English

harsh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कठोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَشِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

суровый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rigoroso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কঠোর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rude
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keras
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hart
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

厳しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거친
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Atos
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khắc nghiệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடுமையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

असह्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sert
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

duro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

surowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суворий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aspru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δριμύς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

harde
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

hård
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of harsh

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HARSH»

The term «harsh» is very widely used and occupies the 12.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HARSH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «harsh» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «harsh» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about harsh

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10 QUOTES WITH «HARSH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word harsh.
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Tom Allen
Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
2
Coco Austin
Ice and I just live our own lives. I have to answer to him, and he has to answer to me, and that's it. We don't care about the outside world, and even though it can be harsh out there, we just have to deal with it.
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Antonio Banderas
This may sound a little harsh, but I don't care about my career. Really, I don't like actors who are always planning what they're going to do next or always worrying about doing something that will go against the image they've created. To me, that's almost like an attack of narcissism.
4
Jack Black
Back in the '70s, like one of my favorite movies ever was 'The Bad News Bears', and that was a kids' movie, but I don't think of it that way. I think of it as just a great movie because Walter Matthau was so funny and so harsh with those kids.
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Kevin Bleyer
Sports exact too harsh a toll on our beautiful women. Like engendered species, they should be protected, and instead, we exploit them and demand they fly too close to the sun for our amusement. We send them into the arena for an exhausting three-setter, an 18-hole playoff, a 200th lap. The burnout factor is insurmountable.
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Michael Bloomberg
The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.
7
Lee Byung-hun
I had no idea what it took to be an actor. Then all of a sudden I found myself cast in a TV drama. The director was very harsh with me. One time, he told me this would be my first and last acting job. I seriously thought that acting was not the right career for me.
8
Jane Campion
I think women don't grow up with the harsh world of criticism that men grow up with, we are more sensitively treated, and when you first experience the world of film-making you have to develop a very tough skin.
9
Tony Campolo
If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That's a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true.
10
Bradley Chicho
Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HARSH»

Discover the use of harsh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to harsh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of ...
Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century.
Lucy E. Salyer, 1995
2
Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide ...
In this novel work of comparative legal history, James Whitman argues that the answer lies in America's triumphant embrace of a non-hierarchical social system and distrust of state power which have contributed to a law of punishment that is ...
James Q. Whitman, 2003
3
Brand Management: Text and Cases
The themes covered in the book include the following: v Concept of brand v Competition and brand v Brand evolution v Brand positioning v Brand over time v Branding strategies v Brand equityThis book is an indispensable reading for students ...
Harsh V. Verma, 2006
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Harsh Punishment: International Experiences of Women's ...
A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.
Sandy Cook, Susanne Davies, 1999
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Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the ...
Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in 'one of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation' (The New York Review of Books).
‎2012
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Harsh Habitats
Describes the adaptations developed by various plants and animals to survive in harsh climates.
Anita Ganeri, 2013
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Through Harsh Winters: The Life of a Japanese Immigrant Woman
The author tells the moving story of her mother, whose spirit and courage enabled her to triumph over the hardship, loneliness, and despair familiar to all immigrants.
Michiko Tanaka, Akemi Kikumura, Akemi Kikumura-Yano, 1981
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Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy ...
This volume focuses on military policy and strategy and the circumstances under which the two commanders, Lee and McClellan, labored.
Joseph L. Harsh, 1999
9
The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus
A revised version covers new topics and reflects recent changes in perspective and language.
James L. Peacock, 2001
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Harsh and Lovely Land: The Major Canadian Poets and the ...
Poet-critic Tom Marshall examines four stages in the development of apurely Canadian tradition in poetry through a focus on the work ofmajor poets writing in English from the mid-nineteenth century to thepresent.
Tom Marshall, 1980

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HARSH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term harsh is used in the context of the following news items.
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This ban is harsh, we will contest it: CSK official - The Times of India
"The two-year ban is harsh and it will be contested," a source close to the developments told TOI. (PTI Photo). RELATED. Will Dhoni do a Buffon ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Doc: Reds face harsh post-All-Star Game reality - Cincinnati Enquirer
Doc: Reds face harsh post-All-Star Game reality Inevitable rumors aside, the Reds will do the decent thing and give Bryan Price the rest of this ... «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
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Greece debt crisis: Greek PM defends 'harsh' deal - BBC News
Mr Tsipras described the deal as "harsh", but said it was the only way for Greece to remain in the euro. The conditional plan depends on ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Sunshine Coast meth kingpin appeals 'harsh' sentence | Sunshine …
But Parker claims the eight-year sentence he received was too harsh. Defence barrister Soraya Ryan told the Queensland Court of Appeal on ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»
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Abortion: The harsh truth about how women feel afterwards …
The harsh truth about how women feel after an abortion. A new study has found more than 95 per cent of women who have abortions don't ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Greek PM defends choice of harsh debt deal | Business Standard …
Greek PM defends choice of harsh debt deal. IANS | Athens. July 15, 2015 Last Updated at 03:22 IST. My Page. Related News. Tsipras pledges reform to ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Will SF welcome harsh terms? - Belfast Newsletter
Letters. I wonder will she publicly welcome the harsh conditions her hero finally accepted yesterday, provided that other parliaments agree. «Belfast Newsletter, Jul 15»
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Unauthorised initiation schools face harsh action | The Citizen
Unauthorised initiation schools face harsh action. Batlile Phaladi. FILE PICTURE: Community member William Mahapa shows off some of the ... «The Citizen, Jul 15»
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Oscar and Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Sues U.S. Government For …
Oscar and Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Sues U.S. Government For Records of Harsh Treatment. By Lauren Walker 7/14/15 at 8:57 AM. RTX1AK2M. Tech & ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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Rising CPI! Harsh reminder that food prices, RBI's inflation target will …
However, Monday's CPI print is a harsh reminder that food prices - and by extension, the RBI's 4% 2018 inflation target - will remain at the ... «Indiainfoline, Jul 15»

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