Antonyms of adj harsh

6 senses of harsh

Sense 1
harsh, rough -- (unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous")

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 2
harsh -- (disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway")

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 3
coarse (vs. fine), harsh -- (of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave")


Sense 4
harsh, rough -- (unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer")

INDIRECT (VIA unkind) -> kind -- (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter")

Sense 5
harsh -- (severe; "a harsh penalty")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy) -> light -- (not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney")

Sense 6
harsh, abrasive -- (sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character")

INDIRECT (VIA disagreeable) -> agreeable -- (conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature; "Is the plan agreeable to you?"; "he's an agreeable fellow"; "My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli; "an agreeable manner")

Similarity of adj harsh

6 senses of harsh

Sense 1
harsh, rough -- (unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous")
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 2
harsh -- (disagreeable to the senses; "the harsh cry of a blue jay"; "harsh cognac"; "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes"; "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway")
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 3
coarse (vs. fine), harsh -- (of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave")
       => coarse-grained, large-grained -- (not having a fine texture; "coarse-grained wood"; "large-grained sand")
       => farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealy -- (composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue")
       => granulated -- (made grainy or formed into granules; "granulated sugar")
       => plushy, plush-like -- ((of textures) resembling plush)
       => loose, open -- ((of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave")
          Also See-> rough#1, unsmooth#1

Sense 4
harsh, rough -- (unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer")
       => unkind (vs. kind) -- (lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all")

Sense 5
harsh -- (severe; "a harsh penalty")
       => heavy (vs. light) -- (unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic")

Sense 6
harsh, abrasive -- (sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character")
       => disagreeable (vs. agreeable) -- (not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation")

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