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 for Harsher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harsh \Harsh\ (h[aum]rsh), a. [Compar. Harsher
     (h[aum]rsh"[~e]r); superl. Harshest.] [OE. harsk; akin to
     G. harsch, Dan. harsk rancid, Sw. h[aum]rsk; from the same
     source as E. hard. See Hard, a.]
     1. Rough; disagreeable; grating; esp.:
        (a) disagreeable to the touch. "Harsh sand." --Boyle.
        (b) disagreeable to the taste. "Berries harsh and crude."
            --Milton.
        (c) disagreeable to the ear. "Harsh din." --Milton.
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     2. Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere;
        crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
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              Clarence is so harsh, so blunt.       --Shak.
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              Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charmed.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. (Painting, Drawing, etc.) Having violent contrasts of
        color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
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