Part of speech:
The definition of strident is something loud, harsh-sounding or shrill.
Cold and forbidding
Not in harmony; dissonant; clashing
Harsh and rasping
Having lost facility through lack of practice
Not consonant; not in harmony or agreement; discordant
Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
The definition of crude is something rudimentary, undefined or undeveloped, or behavior that is impolite and improper.
The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
The definition of dissonant is things that don't go well together or things that are not harmonious.
(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
Loudly demanding or complaining
Broken so that fissures appear on the surface:
Loud and shrill enough to hurt the ears:
The definition of noisy is a loud person, thing or activity.
Not glossy; matte:
Displeased with something one formerly admired or liked; disenchanted:
Deficient in melody; not tuneful.
Not quite in accord with what is normal, fitting, etc.
Not pleasant or acceptable; unattractive.
Not civilized; barbarous
Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort:
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
Producing a sharp, high-pitched tone or sound:
The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
The definition of resolute is being firm and unwavering in your convictions.
Acerbic is defined as language or actions which are hostile or sharp.
Sharp, bitter, stinging, or irritating to the taste or smell
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Showing strict self-discipline and self-denial; ascetic
Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
Having a rough and frank but affable manner
Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive:
The definition of brazen is shameless, or overly bold or loud, or made of brass.
Lacking the ability to reason
Designating or of the curved radial surface, or a plane curve in this surface, formed by the reflection or refraction of rays from a curved solid surface
Causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc.
Exceedingly harsh; very severe:
Acting with force; having a strong or violent effect; severe; harsh; extreme
(Scots) Sharp and biting.
Extremely powerful or destructive:
Staring in a fierce, angry manner
Not harmonious; discordant, in conflict, etc.
Not urbane; crude; unpolished
Sullenly melancholy; gloomy.
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
Producing a sharp sensation of taste or smell; acrid
Not relenting; harsh; pitiless
Able to resist the absorption of liquid, esp. water, to a limited extent
Causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting.
Having or showing no pity; merciless; relentless
Searing; withering; harsh or caustic
Of ancient Sparta or its people or culture
The definition of stark is something harsh or barren in appearance.
The definition of stern is someone who is very serious or strict.
The definition of truculent is rude speech or writing or a cruel person who likes to fight.
Unfair or unkind:
Not stopping, relaxing, or slackening; incessant; persistent
The definition of cacophony means sounds that are loud, and irritating and out of tune.
(Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
A shivering or trembling, as in the chill preceding a fever
Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
Having a fine texture:
Gentle in action or motion; easy.
Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
Characterized by peace; free from disturbance or disorder; calm; quiet; tranquil
(Archaic) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
Hard; rigid; unyielding; inflexible
Uneven; rough; jagged
Not smooth or level:
No longer wet:
Harsh and irritating:
Making squawking sounds.
Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing
Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell
Causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort
Very sharp; keen:
Barbarous or ignorant
Making difficult or irksome demands on a person's resources, patience, energy, etc.
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