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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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    • Harsher sentence for held Saudi activist
      Appeals court orders founder of rights group to be jailed for 10 years and be lashed 1,000 times for 'insulting Islam'. Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'
    • Bleijie's appeal for harsher sentence rejected
      THE state's highest court has rejected Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie's bid to have the sentence of a convicted child sex offender increased. Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'
    • NFL Player Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges
      The San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle was arrested the same week NFL introduced harsher punishments for domestic violence offenders Read more on this news related to 'Harsher'

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