Harsh - Crossword Clue

Crossword Clue Last Updated: 13/08/2020

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Harsh.

8 letter answer(s) to harsh

ABRASIVE
  1. sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
  2. causing abrasion
  3. a substance that abrades or wears down

10 letter answer(s) to harsh

ASTRINGENT
  1. tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
  2. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
  3. sour or bitter in taste
  4. Severe

7 letter answer(s) to harsh

AUSTERE
  1. practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
  2. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
  3. severely simple;
  4. Uadorned
  5. Without ornamentation

6 letter answer(s) to harsh

BRUTAL
  1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
  2. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
  3. harsh; "the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"
  4. disagreeably direct and precise; "he spoke with brutal honesty"
SEVERE
  1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
  2. very bad in degree or extent;
  3. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;
  4. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;
  5. severely simple;
  6. very strong or vigorous;

4 letter answer(s) to harsh

DOUR
  1. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
  2. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
  3. Sullen
  4. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"

5 letter answer(s) to harsh

STARK
  1. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
  2. providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  3. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
  4. complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
  5. severely simple;
  6. completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
STERN
  1. severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
  2. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
  3. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
  4. severely simple;
  5. the rear part of a ship
  6. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  7. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

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Aver bias, terribly harsh
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Back being serious
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Draconian
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Grave
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GRUMPY
Hard back
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Hard-nosed
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