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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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