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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.]
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. (Painting, Drawing, etc.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
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    • New Ontario drivers, take note of impending harsher distracted driving penalty
      Ontario could be set to introduce newer, harsher punishments for distracted driving, making them harshest in the country and bringing the war against texting motorists to a whole new level. And young drivers especially should take notice. Ontario's Transportation Minister … Continue reading → Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'
    • EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments
      The Earthquake Commission's top engineer threatened to make a harsher assessment if his repair advice was disputed, a disciplinary committee has been told. Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'
    • Harsher sentence for Belconnen library molester welcomed by child protection campaigners
      A harsher sentence for a man who molested a three-year-old at the Belconnen Library has been welcomed by child protection campaigners. Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'

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