Translation of "harsh" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /hɑːʃ/ us /hɑːrʃ/

harsh adjective (UNKIND)

C1 unpleasant, unkind, cruel, or more severe than is necessary

harsh criticism 严厉的批评
The children had had a harsh upbringing. 孩子们的家教很严。
We thought the punishment was rather harsh for such a minor offence. 我们认为对这样的小错,这种惩罚太严酷了。
"There is no alternative," she said in a harsh voice. “没有选择的余地。”她用生硬的口气说道。
He said some harsh words (= spoke unkindly) about his brother. 他说了他兄弟一些难听的话。

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harsh adjective (TOO STRONG)

C1 too strong, bright, loud, etc.

harsh chemicals/lighting 过于刺激的化学品/刺眼的光线

(Translation of “harsh” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)