- 1.1 [punishment] duro, severo; [words/conditions] duro don't be too harsh with him no seas demasiado duro con él the harsh realities of life la cruel realidad (de la vida)More example sentences1.2 [light] crudo, fuerte; [climate] riguroso; [contrast] violento; [color] chillón; [sound] discordante
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- They were strict, cruel, harsh and made you feel guilty very easily.
- As far as he was concerned, it was society that was cruel, harsh and utterly ruthless to children who were alone and orphaned.
- Robbins's disciplinarianism won him a reputation as a harsh and cruel taskmaster.
More example sentences1.3 (rough) [tone/texture] áspero
- The walls were painted a serene light yellow, even though the bright white lights lit the room in such a harsh, unforgiving light.
- His attempt to shout to the last row makes his voice unpleasantly harsh.
- After the gentle, sensuous vowels of Latin-American, this language sounds harsh, cruel, authoritarian.
- The Chinese character refers to a kind of plant that can survive in harsh conditions and it also sounds the same as ‘difficult’ in Chinese.
- It has proven to be fully adaptable to its habitat, well-suited to survive in harsh climates with their tough hide and wily brain.
- Bulbs have evolved to survive in harsh climates, to withstand winter cold, or summer drought, or both.
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