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synonyms for harshness

  • brutality
  • cruelty
  • acerbity
  • anger
  • sternness
  • tyranny
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antonyms for harshness

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  • kindness
  • niceness
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How to use harshness in a sentence

The oil and gas industry has found itself under a harsh spotlight as concern over climate change increases across the world.
ON CLIMATE CHANGE, OIL AND GAS COMPANIES HAVE A LONG WAY TO GODAVID ROBERTSSEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOX
Cord cutting hasn’t had as harsh an impact on cable TV providers, however, because most are also among the top providers of broadband home Internet service.
CORD CUTTING IS BREAKING RECORDS DURING THE PANDEMICAARON PRESSMANSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
As small communities, new research shows, some bacteria can withstand that harsh environment.
IF BACTERIA STICK TOGETHER, THEY CAN SURVIVE FOR YEARS IN SPACEJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It was a tongue-in-cheek attempt to make a point about the harsh tone of the negotiations in Washington.
TRUMP CONTRADICTS CDC DIRECTOR ON VACCINE; BIDEN SAYS AMERICANS SHOULDN’T TRUST TRUMPCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This was particularly exacerbated when India went into an over two-month harsh lockdown on March 25, one of the strictest in the world.
THE MODI GOVERNMENT SAYS IT HAS NO DATA ON MIGRANT JOBS LOST TO COVID-19MANAVI KAPURSEPTEMBER 14, 2020QUARTZ
The government of China’s moves in recent years signals harsher government control at home and more geopolitical and economic bullying overseas.
COVID PROVES THAT COMPANIES NEED TO REDUCE THEIR DEPENDENCE ON CHINAMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
Rather than lather up my skin with SPF 50 every two hours, this was a great way to both stay cool and avoid exposure to harsh rays.
THE GEAR YOU NEED TO BRING ON A 225-MILE RIVER TRIPMITCH BRETONSEPTEMBER 6, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
His avarice was disgusting beyond words, and with avarice went a tendency to underhand dealing, harshness, and malice.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But wise and successful as were his methods, the glory of his rule was darkened by his harshness and greed.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Mr. D., accustomed to unrestrained license of tongue, retorted with great asperity, and much harshness of language.
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WORDS RELATED TO HARSHNESS

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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