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Webster 1913 Edition


Harshly

Harsh′ly

,
adv.
In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely.
’T will sound
harshly
in her ears.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Harshly

H`ARSHLY

,
adv.
Roughly; in a harsh manner.
1.
Sourly; austerely.
2.
Severely; morosely; crabbedly; as, to speak or answer harshly.
3.
Roughly; rudely; with violence; as, to treat a person harshly.
4.
Roughly; with a grating sound; unpleasantly.
It would sound harshly in her ears.

Definition 2022


harshly

harshly

English

Adverb

harshly (comparative harshlier, superlative harshliest)

  1. In a harsh manner; severely.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.193:
      Yet, if I name my guilt, 't is not to boast, / None can deem harshlier of me than I deem [...].
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The turmoil went onno rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.

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