Severe vs Harsher - What's the difference?

severe | harsher |


As adjectives the difference between severe and harsher

is that severe is very bad or intense while harsher is comparative form of harsh more severe.

severe

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Very bad or intense.
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  • Strict or harsh.
  • Sober, plain in appearance, austere.
  • Synonyms

    * brutal * extreme * hard * harsh * intense * rigorous * serious

    Antonyms

    * (very bad or intense) mild * (very bad or intense) minor * (strict or harsh) lenient

    Derived terms

    * severely (adverb) * severity (noun) * severeness (noun)

    Anagrams

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    harsher

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Comparative form of harsh. More severe.