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harsh

adjective (TOO STRONG)    /hɑːʃ/ US  /hɑːrʃ/
C1 too strong, bright, loud, etc.: harsh chemicals/lightingThe qualities of colour harshly     /-li/ adverb C2 I thought she'd been treated rather harshly.Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseSevere harshness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseSevere
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