Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Harsher'
Harsher Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Harsh \Harsh\ (h[aum]rsh), a. [Compar. Harsher (-[~e]r);
superl. Harshest.] [OE. harsk; akin to G. harsch, Dan.
harsk rancid, Sw. h["a]rsk; from the same source as E. hard.
See Hard, a.]
- Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.: (a) disagreeable to the touch. ``Harsh sand.'' --Boyle. (b) disagreeable to the taste. ``Berries harsh and crude.'' --Milton. (c) disagreeable to the ear. ``Harsh din.'' --Milton.
- Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough. Clarence is so harsh, so blunt. --Shak. Though harsh the precept, yet the charmed. --Dryden.
- (Painting, Drawing, etc.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.