Part of speech:
Lacking in delicacy or refinement:
Lacking polish or finesse:
Closely enforced or rigidly maintained
Hard; severe; unyielding; strict
Severe or unmitigated; harsh or grim:
Distasteful or unpleasant
Made up of hard, angular particles, as sand
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
Mean; malicious; ill-humored
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult
Stern, strict, or demanding:
The definition of gruff is something harsh sounding, or someone who is abrupt and short-tempered.
Hard and unyielding; relentless; stern; resolute
Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner:
The definition of cruel is someone or something that deliberately causes pain or suffering.
Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
Hard to impress or penetrate.
The definition of bitter is having a harsh and disagreeable taste or something that is hard to bear.
The definition of austere is someone or something that is minimalistic, something that is very somber or someone inflexible or extreme.
Having lost effervescence or sparkle:
(Scot.) Hard; stern; severe
Cold and cutting; harsh
Hard to convince or influence; stubborn
Not shedding tears:
Not extreme in any way; moderate; temperate
Having an easy, gentle, flowing rhythm or sound
Weak or delicate; not strong or vigorous; esp., not able to endure hardship, as because of easy living
The definition of kind is warm, generous or sympathetic.
Having or showing good manners; esp., courteous, considerate, tactful, etc.
Kind and considerate
Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
Sharp or keen to the senses; harshly vivid:
Clamorous and insistent:
(Informal) Thrown or batted hard or with great speed
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