harsh vs rough: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: harsh or rough

How to spell harsh?

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harshadjective

unpleasantly stern

harshadjective

of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

harshadjective

sharply disagreeable; rigorous

harshadjective

unkind or cruel or uncivil

harshadjective

severe

harshadjective

unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses

roughadjective

unpleasantly stern

roughadjective

violently agitated and turbulent

roughadjective

ready and able to resort to force or violence

roughadjective

not shaped by cutting or trimming

roughverb

with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')

roughadjective

not carefully or expertly made

roughadjective

unkind or cruel or uncivil

roughadjective

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

roughadjective

full of hardship or trials

roughverb

with rough motion as over a rough surface

roughadjective

having or caused by an irregular surface

roughverb

prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

roughadjective

not quite exact or correct

roughadjective

causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

roughadjective

not perfected

roughadjective

(of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse

roughadjective

of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

roughnoun

the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short

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