Not in harmony; dissonant; clashing
Displeased with something one formerly admired or liked; disenchanted:
The definition of strident is something loud, harsh-sounding or shrill.
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
Not consonant; not in harmony or agreement; discordant
Making difficult or irksome demands on a person's resources, patience, energy, etc.
The definition of crude is something rudimentary, undefined or undeveloped, or behavior that is impolite and improper.
Unfair or unkind:
The definition of noisy is a loud person, thing or activity.
Not civilized; barbarous
The definition of truculent is rude speech or writing or a cruel person who likes to fight.
Harsh and rasping
Having lost facility through lack of practice
The definition of dissonant is things that don't go well together or things that are not harmonious.
The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
Loud and shrill enough to hurt the ears:
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Extremely powerful or destructive:
The definition of cacophony means sounds that are loud, and irritating and out of tune.
Hard; rigid; unyielding; inflexible
Uneven; rough; jagged
Not smooth or level:
No longer wet:
Harsh and grating in sound; sounding rough and husky
Harsh and irritating:
Making squawking sounds.
The definition of acerbic is a tart or bitter taste.
Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
The definition of strict is precise and always following and enforcing the rules.
Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Having a severe or stern look, manner, etc.; forbidding
Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
The definition of grim is something that is so unpleasant it pushes you away.
Complete or utter; extreme:
Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
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.
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
Harsh, biting, or severe
Of ancient Sparta or its people or culture
Not pleasant or acceptable; unattractive.
Not stopping, relaxing, or slackening; incessant; persistent
(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
Loudly demanding or complaining
Broken so that fissures appear on the surface:
Not glossy; matte:
Deficient in melody; not tuneful.
Not quite in accord with what is normal, fitting, etc.
Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort:
Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
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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
Having a fine texture:
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
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.
Very sharp; keen:
Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
Cold and forbidding
The definition of resolute is being firm and unwavering in your convictions.
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing
Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell
Affording comfort or relief; soothing:
Causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort
Producing a sharp, high-pitched tone or sound:
Barbarous or ignorant
The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
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