Harsh and Soft


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


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

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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