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Synonyms for harshness

Synonyms for harshness

the fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing

Synonyms for harshness

the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses

the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

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The proposed optimization technique employs a new combined objective function based on ride comfort and harshness evaluation.
Local elections provide a good opportunity for the public to balance this extreme power and harshness.
Abnormalities in the lower airway may lead to voice roughness and harshness with increased air loss (a higher breathiness score) and decreased phonation time at the larynx (a higher S/Z ratio).
A judge yesterday described the couple's punishment regime as "chilling in its harshness and cruelty".
The study points out the increased harshness of the chirps could indicate greater arousal levels.
High and Dry: Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland" is a guide for gardeners in this region who want to start or keep up their hobby in spite of mother nature's harshness.
The Audi star said: "Winning here again would remind me of some of the nice things about this place because last year it was just the harshness of it I recall.
0 is a comprehensive collection of analysis and signal processing tools for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); machine condition monitoring (MCM); and audio test applications.
The other three initiatives cut off free social services for noncitizens, more in line with the harshness hard-liners expected from voters but a far cry from the "kick 'em out, build a wall" attitude they claimed to be riding to victory.
Due for completion in 2008, the new building is conceived as a tranquil refuge for humanity amid the harshness and aridity (in climate and spirit) of the desert setting.
The author's use of dialogue gives the story immediacy, and the poetic language with which he delivers the deepest revelations acts as a counterbalance to the harshness he describes.
Having struggled to cope with his increasing distance, harshness, and misery for so long, she was in a quandary with how to handle mood swings and the dissolution of love in her marriage, all the while looking after her children.
Yet some jurisdictions apply the "process-of-nature rule" to lessen the harshness of requiring that disabilities occur immediately, or within a specified number of days, after accidents.
He understood in some obscure way just how much I loved it all, and was wise to know that actually revealing the harshness of some things in skateboarding (and life in general) might take some of the fun out of it.
Bitter herbs, such as horseradish, embody the harshness of slavery.