Adjective harsh has 6 senses
  1. harsh, rough - unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"
    Antonym: pleasant (indirect, via unpleasant)
  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"
    pleasant (indirect, via unpleasant)
  3. harsh - extremely unkind or cruel; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
    kind (indirect, via unkind)
  4. harsh - severe; "a harsh penalty"
    light (indirect, via heavy)
  5. brutal, cruel, harsh, rigorous, unkind - used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"
    Antonym: soft (indirect, via hard)
  6. harsh, abrasive - sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"
    Antonym: agreeable (indirect, via disagreeable)