Etymology
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harshness (n.)

late 14c., from harsh (adj.) + -ness.

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Definitions of harshness

harshness (n.)
the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions;
Synonyms: abrasiveness / scratchiness
harshness (n.)
the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses;
Synonyms: roughness
harshness (n.)
the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance;
Synonyms: cruelty / cruelness
harshness (n.)
excessive sternness;
the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
Synonyms: severity / severeness / rigor / rigour / rigorousness / rigourousness / inclemency / hardness / stiffness
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