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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Rough; disagreeable; grating

2. (a.) disagreeable to the touch.

3. (a.) disagreeable to the taste.

4. (a.) disagreeable to the ear.

5. (a.) Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.

6. (a.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.

840. austeros -- harsh, severe
... harsh, severe. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: austeros Phonetic Spelling:
(ow-stay-ros') Short Definition: grim, severe, strict, exacting Definition ...
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4642. skleros -- hard, rough
... hard, rough. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: skleros Phonetic Spelling:
(sklay-ros') Short Definition: hard, violent, harsh, stern Definition: hard ...
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5467. chalepos -- hard (to do or bear)
... hard (to do or bear). Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: chalepos Phonetic
Spelling: (khal-ep-os') Short Definition: hard, harsh, fierce Definition: (a ...
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3058. loidoreo -- to abuse, revile
... 3058 (from 3060 , "a reviler") -- properly, to say harsh things (make verbal assaults);
to ; to spue bitter (tasteless) statements, using , words to demoralize ...
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4087. pikraino -- to make bitter
... Verb Transliteration: pikraino Phonetic Spelling: (pik-rah'-ee-no) Short Definition:
I embitter Definition: I make bitter, embitter; pass: I grow angry or harsh ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1632. garol -- harsh
... 1631, 1632. garol. 1633 . harsh. Transliteration: garol Phonetic Spelling:
(gaw-role') Short Definition: harsh. Word ... harsh From ...
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7230. rob -- multitude, abundance, greatness
... 1), great (13), great number (1), great numbers (1), great quantities (1), great
quantity (1), greatly (1), greatness (12), grossness (1), harsh (1), immense (1 ...
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5794. az -- strong, mighty, fierce
... fierce, greedy, mighty, power, roughly, strong. From azaz; strong, vehement, harsh --
fierce, + greedy, mighty, power, roughly, strong. see HEBREW azaz. ...
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6089a. etseb -- a hurt, pain, toil
... Word Origin from atsab Definition a hurt, pain, toil NASB Word Usage hard-earned
goods (1), harsh (1), labor (1), pain (1), painful labors (1), sorrow (1). ...
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2556. chamets -- to be sour or leavened
... A primitive root; to be pungent; ie In taste (sour, ie Literally fermented, or
figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling) -- cruel (man), dyed, be grieved ...
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7186. qasheh -- hard, severe
... Word Origin from qashah Definition hard, severe NASB Word Usage cruel (2), difficult
(2), fierce (2), hard (5), hardship (1), harsh (4), harshly (5), heavier (1 ...
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8182. shoar -- horrid, disgusting
... open (1). vile. From sha'ar; harsh or horrid, ie Offensive -- vile. see HEBREW
sha'ar. 8181, 8182. shoar. 8183 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Harsh Measures of the Pelagians against the Holy Monks and ...
... A work on the proceedings of pelagius, Chapter 66."The Harsh Measures of the Pelagians
Against the Holy Monks and Nuns Who Belonged to Jerome's Charge. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 66 the harsh measures of.htm

In Short, the New Education is as Harsh as the Old...
... Chapter 34 In short, the new education is as harsh as the old? In short, the new
education is as harsh as the old, whether or no it is as high. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 34 in short the.htm

And that Fathers Also Should not be Harsh in Respect of their ...
... Third Book. 71. And that fathers also should not be harsh in respect of
their children. Also in the same place: "And, ye fathers ...
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Psalm XCI.
... "From the snare of the hunter, and from a harsh word." Deliverance from the ... Many
have fallen into the hunter's net through a harsh word. What is it that I say? ...
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... "Well," says one, "in my very make -up I am rough, harsh, and hasty." You need
to be made anew. When ... manner? Are you too harsh and rough? ...
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That Our Progress in Holy Love Does not Depend on Our Natural ...
... all the faculties of the heart: and thence proceeds a most delightful sweetness,
which appears not in those whose souls are peevish, harsh, melancholy and ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter i that our progress.htm

Thus Far I have Made Answer About My Crimes, and Indeed in Defence ...
... wished to come himself, were it not that he had lately returned, after thirty years'
absence, to his parents, and that it would have seemed harsh and inhuman ...
/.../1 thus far i have.htm

God's Slaves
... As I have said, such a speech would argue a harsh human master, but is there not
a truth which is not harsh in it in reference to us and God? Duty never ends. ...
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Forgiven and Unforgiving
... It sounds harsh, cruel, almost brutal, that the man and his wife and his children
should be sold into slavery, and all that he had should be taken from him, in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/forgiven and unforgiving.htm

Judging, Asking, and Giving
... beam, big though it is, needs to be 'considered.' So it often escapes notice, and
will surely do so, if we are yielding to the temptation of harsh judgment of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/judging asking and giving.htm

Bray (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A harsh, grating, or discordant sound; the
cry of a donkey. ... 3. (vi) To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass. ...
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Rough (24 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper. 8. (n.)
Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions. ...
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Grate (6 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh
sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing. ...
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Grating (6 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. 6. (n.) A harsh sound caused
by attrition. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GRATE; GRATING. ...
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Austere (2 Occurrences)
... os-ter' austeros, "harsh," ("rough"): Twice used by Christ in the parable of the
Pounds (Luke 19:21, 22), and of special significance as illustrating the false ...
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Soften (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (vt) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage. 6. (vt) To make less harsh, less rude,
less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality. ...
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Soft (36 Occurrences)
... or metal. 2. (superl.) Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate;
fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin. 3. (superl.) Hence ...
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Hagar (15 Occurrences)
... Under the harsh treatment of her mistress Hagar's life became intolerable, and she
fled into the wilderness, turning her steps naturally toward Egypt, her ...
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Jar (45 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound;
a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds. ...
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Rugged (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy. 4. (n.) Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; --
said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons. ...
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Harsh (20 Occurrences)

Luke 19:21
For I feared thee because thou art a harsh man: thou takest up what thou hast not laid down, and thou reapest what thou hast not sowed.

Luke 19:22
He says to him, Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman: thou knewest that I am a harsh man, taking up what I have not laid down and reaping what I have not sowed.

2 Corinthians 13:10
because of this, these things -- being absent -- I write, that being present, I may not treat 'any' sharply, according to the authority that the Lord did give me for building up, and not for casting down.
(See NIV)

Colossians 2:23
(which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to the satisfaction of the flesh.

Colossians 3:19
Married men, be affectionate to your wives, and do not treat them harshly.
(Root in WEY RSV NIV)

1 Peter 2:18
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
(See NIV)

Jude 1:15
To be the judge of all, and to give a decision against all those whose lives are unpleasing to him, because of the evil acts which they have done, and because of all the hard things which sinners without fear of God have said against him.

Exodus 6:9
And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service.

Deuteronomy 28:59
then Yahweh will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 25:3
And the name of the man 'is' Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman 'is' of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man 'is' hard and evil 'in' doings; and he 'is' a Calebite.
(See NAS)

1 Kings 12:4
Thy father made hard our yoke, and thou, now, make light 'some' of the hard service of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.'
(See NIV)

1 Kings 14:6
And it cometh to pass, at Ahijah's hearing the sound of her feet 'as' she came in to the opening, that he saith, 'Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why is this -- thou art making thyself strange? and I am sent unto thee 'with' a sharp thing:
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 10:4
Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light 'somewhat' of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.'
(See NIV)

Proverbs 13:15
Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.
(See JPS)

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Isaiah 14:3
And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy travail, and from thy trouble, and from the hard service wherein thou wast made to serve,
(See NAS)

Isaiah 21:2
A hard vision hath been declared to me, The treacherous dealer is dealing treacherously, And the destroyer is destroying. Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Media, All its sighing I have caused to cease.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 66:4
So I will go after trouble for them, and will send on them what they are fearing: because no one made answer to my voice, or gave ear to my word; but they did what was evil in my eyes, going after that in which I took no pleasure.
(See NIV)

Lamentations 1:3
Judah has been taken away as a prisoner because of trouble and hard work; her living-place is among the nations, there is no rest for her: all her attackers have overtaken her in a narrow place.

Daniel 2:15
he answered Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so urgent from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
(See NIV)



Harsh Words

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Rough (24 Occurrences)

Grate (6 Occurrences)

Grating (6 Occurrences)

Austere (2 Occurrences)

Soften (1 Occurrence)

Soft (36 Occurrences)

Hagar (15 Occurrences)

Jar (45 Occurrences)

Rugged (7 Occurrences)

Relent (15 Occurrences)

Cruel (196 Occurrences)

Screech (4 Occurrences)

Sowed (20 Occurrences)

Gentle (48 Occurrences)

Harsh (20 Occurrences)


Between (2624 Occurrences)

Voluntary (17 Occurrences)

Nahash (9 Occurrences)

Unkind (7 Occurrences)

Ungrateful (2 Occurrences)

Oppressive (6 Occurrences)

Obdurate (2 Occurrences)

Oppression (67 Occurrences)

Liquid (15 Occurrences)

Grumble (13 Occurrences)

Gong (1 Occurrence)

Wolf (4 Occurrences)

Iron (104 Occurrences)

Treatment (6 Occurrences)

Tone (9 Occurrences)

Retort (1 Occurrence)

Ragged (1 Occurrence)

Rude (2 Occurrences)

Exact (31 Occurrences)

Exacting (5 Occurrences)

Dye (1 Occurrence)

Din (2 Occurrences)


District (59 Occurrences)


Mild (2 Occurrences)

Peter (181 Occurrences)

Perseverance (27 Occurrences)

Punishments (31 Occurrences)

Brazen (42 Occurrences)

Bitter (203 Occurrences)

Crude (1 Occurrence)

Crash (7 Occurrences)

Condemn (43 Occurrences)

Cruelty (8 Occurrences)

Charitable (2 Occurrences)

Cut (616 Occurrences)

Condemnation (30 Occurrences)

Crow (9 Occurrences)

Croak (1 Occurrence)

Ayin (1 Occurrence)

Ass (95 Occurrences)

Apple-tree (3 Occurrences)


Stubborn (40 Occurrences)

Stirs (23 Occurrences)

Sleek (7 Occurrences)

Squall (2 Occurrences)

Satisfaction (15 Occurrences)

Stern (8 Occurrences)

Sound (1245 Occurrences)

Sour (15 Occurrences)

Stiff (23 Occurrences)

Sharp (115 Occurrences)

Scrape (3 Occurrences)

Severe (53 Occurrences)

Smooth (39 Occurrences)

Corinth (13 Occurrences)

Rome (12 Occurrences)

Bondman (108 Occurrences)

Apple (8 Occurrences)

Body (562 Occurrences)

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