Harsh and Soft


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Harsh adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: harsh conditions in the refugee camp

Soft is an antonym for harsh in topics: raucous, rough, nasty.
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
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Soft adjective – Not loud in pitch or volume.
Usage example: soft music played in the background while we ate

Harsh is an antonym for soft in topics: pale, lenient, quiet, dim, faint.
Nearby Words: soften, softness, softly, softening, softie
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Things that words describes

manner harsh manner soft manner
sound harsh sound soft sound
style harsh style soft style
place harsh place soft place
Other nouns: tone, words, voice, side, version, demeanor, voices, sounds.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Bar Oasis Robinson, who is notoriously harsh on bartenders, though he seems to have a soft spot for Carla.
  • Literature / The Hunger Games Gale can be rather harsh at times, but he has a soft spot for Katniss and her family.
  • Solar and Lunar For example, the pairing could be a masculine and harsh sun paired with a feminine and soft moon.
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Soft and Harsh. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 18, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/harsh/soft
Harsh & Soft. N.p., 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/harsh/soft>.
Soft or Harsh. 2016. Accessed April 18, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/harsh/soft.

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