1.Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
"A harsh penalty"
3.Definition: sharply disagreeable; rigorous
"The harsh facts of court delays"
4.Definition: unkind or cruel or uncivil
"Had harsh words", "A harsh and unlovable old tyrant"
5.Definition: unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
"The harsh cry of a blue jay", "Harsh cognac", "The harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes", "Harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"
6.Definition: unpleasantly stern
"Wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"