Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses. (adjective)
Severe or cruel. (adjective)
To negatively criticize. (verb)
to put a damper on (a mood). (verb)
Examples of word harsh
JOHN KING, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Don't know if I use the term harsh battle, but Many think the president has to strike a new tone in the relationships.
Last September, thousands of blacks descended on Jena, La., to protest what they called the harsh charging of six African-American high-school students by a local prosecutor for the serious beating of a white classmate.
So why did the CIA destroy videotapes that reportedly show what they called harsh techniques, harsh interrogation techniques?
BLITZER: You know, governor, a lot of Democrats, a lot of Gore supporters have been complaining about what they describe as harsh rhetoric coming from you, from Karen Hughes, the communication director for Governor Bush.
The benevolent man reproved the keeper for what he called harsh words.