Barbarous vs Harsh - What's the difference?
Barbarous is a synonym of harsh.
As adjectives the difference between barbarous and harsh
is that barbarous
is not classical or pure while harsh
is unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.
As a verb harsh is
(slang) to negatively criticize.
* (obsolete) barbarouse
Not classical or pure.
Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.
- I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs
- By the known rules of antient libertie,
- When strait a barbarous noise environs me
- Of Owles and Cuckoes, Asses, Apes and Doggs - (1673)
Unpleasantly rough to the touch or other senses.
Severe or cruel.
, date=November 5
, author=Phil Dawkes
, title=QPR 2 - 3 Man City
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Great news for City, but the result was harsh on Neil Warnock's side who gave as good as they got even though the odds were stacked against them.}}
(slang) To negatively criticize.
(slang) to put a damper on (a mood).
- Quit harshing me already, I said that I was sorry!
- Dude, you're harshing my buzz.