Synonyms for Harsh:
brawling, raucous, clashing, antipathetic, hostile, conflicting, clamoring, antagonistic, cacophonous, feuding, tense, colliding, dissenting, discordant, loath, bickering, warring, dissident, rowing, differing, Squabbling, rioting, contentious, dissonant, disharmonious.
carping, critical, Fault-finding, caviling, judgmental, derogatory, picky, finicky, disparaging, captious, pedantic.
cantankerous, complex, contrary, wearisome, knotty, demanding, tough, wearing, adverse, fussy, ticklish, burdensome, tight, rugged, trying, strenuous, cumbersome, severe, finicky, laborious, formidable, thorny, wearying, stressful, rough, toilsome, uphill, difficult, tricky, grinding, hard, complicated, oppressive, arduous, onerous, bothersome, troublesome.
uncivil, ungrateful, ungracious, rude.
•nasty, abusive (adjective)
dour, stringent, brutal, relentless, unpleasant, gruff, ungracious, unkind, tough, uncivil, cruel, pitiless, austere, stern, rude.
•rough, crude (to the senses) (adjective)
cracked, craggy, dissonant, unmelodious, hoarse, unrelenting, screeching, uneven, astringent, grating, rigid, clashing, rugged, jarring, strident, noisy, disturbing, disagreeing, flat, incompatible, glaring, raucous, unmusical, rasping, jangling, rusty, tuneless, earsplitting, severe, grim, hard, discordant, Caterwauling, bleak, jagged, cacophonous, sharp.
basic, grim, firm, tart, dour, draconian, strait-laced, keen, lean, demanding, severe, imperial, oppressive, dry, puritanical, censorious, cutting, austere, fundamental, resolute, intolerant, unbending, stern, blunt, stringent, inflexible, strict, icy, intense, authoritarian, abrupt, meticulous, cool, curt, obstinate, chilly, rigid, spare, stark, obdurate, spartan, brisk, crisp, frosty, astringent, sharp, uncompromising, precise, caustic, hidebound, piquant, raw, correct, ascetic, stiff-necked, brusque, relentless, disciplined, rigorous, acute, unrelenting, critical, acerbic, prudish, acrimonious, exacting, short, gruff, bleak.
raucous, jarring, screaming, piercing, rasping, strident, squeaky, hoarse, scratching, creaky, whistling, cutting, squealing, treble, reedy, jangling, whining, scraping, ear-piercing, screeching, shrieking, penetrating, Caterwauling, acute, shrill, grating, high-pitched.
n.impermeable, porous, impure, impervious, solid, squawky, permeable, photosensitive, absorbent. hateful, uncharitable, taste, pitiless, evil, monstrous. brittle, tinny, hot, attitude, brassy, tuneless, monotonous. inclement, threatening, muggy, comfort, humid, unseasonable, sultry. •harsh (noun)
brutal, cruel, hard, abrasive, unkind, disagreeable, rigorous, rough, unpleasant, heavy.
unsympathetic, rusty, clamorous, Inconsonant, unmelodious, earsplitting, uncomforting, disagreeing, cracked, unmusical, incompatible, disturbing, uncongenial, flat, loud, noisy.
objectionable, absorbent, impermeable, squawky, cragged, sultry, impure, solid, impervious, unseasonable, humid, Ironbound, photosensitive, muggy, unattractive, tuneless, permeable, porous. rude, craggy, loud, tinny, pitiless, scabrous, threatening, jagged. uneven, ragged. unyielding. brittle. awful. •ruthless
•Other relevant words:
cruel, rude, pitiless, brutal.
Usage examples for harsh
His distressed voice was less harsh – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer