Harshly Harsh"ly, adv. In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely. [1913 Webster]

'T will sound harshly in her ears. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • harshly — late 14c., from HARSH (Cf. harsh) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • harshly — adv. Harshly is used with these adjectives: ↑critical Harshly is used with these verbs: ↑cough, ↑criticize, ↑deal, ↑demand, ↑interrupt, ↑judge, ↑laugh, ↑mutter, ↑punish, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • harshly — harsh ► ADJECTIVE 1) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses. 2) cruel or severe. 3) (of climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile. DERIVATIVES harshen verb harshly adverb harshness noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • harshly — adverb 1. in a harsh or unkind manner (Freq. 3) That s enough!, he cut in harshly • Derived from adjective: ↑harsh 2. in a harsh and grating manner (Freq. 2) her voice fell gratingly on our ears • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • harshly — adverb see harsh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harshly — See harsh. * * * …   Universalium

  • harshly — adverb /ˈhɑːʃli/ In a harsh manner; severely. Yet, if I name my guilt, t is not to boast, / None can deem harshlier of me than I deem [...] …   Wiktionary

  • harshly — Synonyms and related words: abruptly, austerely, badly, bearishly, bluffly, bluntly, boorishly, brashly, brusquely, cavalierly, churlishly, cruelly, crustily, curtly, grimly, gruffly, hardly, heartlessly, inclemently, inexorably, mercilessly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • harshly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sternly, powerfully, grimly; see brutally , firmly 2 , loudly , seriously 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • harshly — adv. roughly; in an unfeeling manner; cruelly …   English contemporary dictionary

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