Harsh and Tough


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

Tough is a synonym for harsh in nasty topic. In some cases you can use "Tough" instead the word "Harsh" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like severe, easy.
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
Synonyms for Harsh


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Tough adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: tough weather conditions on the top of the mountain all year long

Harsh is a synonym for tough in obstinate topic. You can use "Harsh" instead an adjective "Tough", if it concerns topics such as strict, easy.
Nearby Words: toughness, toughen, toughening, tougher, toughed
Synonyms for Tough

Things that words describes

attitude harsh attitude tough attitude
life harsh life tough life
call harsh call tough call
personality harsh personality tough personality
Other nouns: exterior, demeanor, upbringing, times, decisions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Charlotte Sibling Yin-Yang: Yusa, the sweet Idol Singer and Misa, her tough and harsh older sister that usually possesses her body.
  • Advice and Trust: After their First Kiss Shinji and Asuka have a long talk and Shinji discovers Asuka may look harsh and tough but inwardly she is so sad, pained and fragile as him.
  • The writing style is perfect — evocative and to-the-point; the mood is harsh and tough — the kind of atmosphere you'd expect in an actual Rock band; the characterization is singularly brilliant.
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