Translation of "harsh" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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harshadjective

uk /hɑːʃ/ us /hɑːrʃ/

harsh adjective (UNKIND)

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

令人不快的;嚴酷的;(無端地)嚴厲的
harsh criticism 嚴厲的批評
The children had had a harsh upbringing. 孩子們的家教很嚴。
We thought the punishment was rather harsh for such a minor offence. 我們認爲對這樣的小錯,這種懲罰太嚴酷了。
"There is no alternative," she said in a harsh voice. 「沒有選擇的餘地。」她用生硬的口氣說道。
He said some harsh words (= spoke unkindly) about his brother. 他說了他兄弟一些難聽的話。

More examples

  • The harsh light revealed every crevice and wrinkle in his face.
  • In a harsh economic climate, raises for teachers have become a lightning rod for criticism.
  • The book confronts the harsh social and political realities of the world today.
  • The prison sentence seemed rather harsh, considering the triviality of the offence.
  • The people rebelled against the harsh new government.

harsh adjective (TOO STRONG)

C1 too strong, bright, loud, etc.

刺眼的;刺耳的;過於強烈的
harsh chemicals/lighting 過於刺激的化學品/刺眼的光線

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