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Harsh, 1) rugged to the touch, rough: “to whose soft seizure the cygnet's down is h.” Troil. I, 1, 58.
2) grating on the ear: “h. in voice,” Ven. 134. “too h. a descant,” Gent. I, 2, 94. III, 1, 208. LLL V, 2, 940. H4B IV, 1, 49. H6B III, 2, 312. H8 IV, 2, 95. Cor. IV, 5, 65. Rom. III, 5, 28. Hml. III, 1, 166. Per. I, 1, 85. II, 3, 97.
3) bitter and disagreeable to the taste: “sweet revenge grows h.” Oth. V, 2, 116.
4) rough, rude, repulsive: “h., featureless and rude,” Sonn. 11, 10. “this h. indignity,” LLL V, 2, 289. “h. Jew,” Merch. IV, 1, 123. “tedious it were to tell and h. to hear,” Shr. III, 2, 107. V, 2, 183. “a most h. language,” All's II, 3, 198. “thy h. rude tongue,” R2 III, 4, 74. “h. rage,” H4A III, 1, 183. “so h., so blunt, unnatural,” H6C V, 1, 86. “too h. a style,” R3 IV, 4, 360. “this h. world,” Hml. V, 2, 359. “h. conference,” Ant. I, 1, 45. “h. fortune,” II, 6, 54. “that h., noble, simple nothing, that Cloten,” Cymb. III, 4, 135. “thy h. and potent injuries,” V, 4, 83.
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