harsh

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harsh(
harsh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (severe)
a. duro
Despite the harsh conditions of his childhood, the support of his family made it a happy one.A pesar de las condiciones duras de su infancia, el apoyo de su familia lo hizo feliz.
b. severo
The family moved to Phoenix, because they couldn't take another harsh Montana winter.La familia se mudó a Phoenix porque no podían aguantar otro invierno severo en Montana.
c. riguroso (punishment)
The threat of harsh punishment kept the inmates in line.La amenaza de castigos rigurosos mantuvo a los reclusos controlados.
d. violento (contrast)
The beauty of some diamonds stands in harsh contrast with the origins of those diamonds.La belleza de algunos diamantes se encuentra en contraste violento con sus orígenes.
2. (too bright)
a. fuerte (light)
I have to put my sunglasses on so I can see in this harsh light.Tengo que ponerme las gafas de sol para poder ver con esta luz fuerte.
b. chillón (color)
Those colors are too harsh for the baby's room.Esos colores son demasiado chillones para la habitación del bebé.
3. (rough)
a. áspero
This harsh fabric is giving me a rash.Esta tela áspera me pica.
4. (rough-sounding)
a. áspero
Wanda was startled by Guillermo's harsh tone of voice.Wanda se sorprendió por el tono áspero de la voz de Guillermo.
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harsh
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (voice, sound)
a. áspero(a)
2. (climate, treatment)
a. duro(a)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
harsh [hɑːʃ]
adjective
harsher (comparative)harshest (superlative)
1 (severe) [+winter, weather, punishment] duro; riguroso; [+words] duro; áspero; [+remarks, criticism, conditions] duro; [+person, sentence] duro; severo
to be harsh on sb ser duro or severo con algn
2 (too bright) [+light] fuerte; [+colour] chillón; estridente
3 (rough) [+fabric, material] áspero
4 (rough-sounding) [+voice, sound] áspero
5 (strong) [+detergent] fuerte; [+contrast] violento
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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