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noun 
  1. The quality of being harsh.
1891 And yet these harshnesses are tenderness itself when compared with the universal out of which they grow; the of the position towards the temperament, of the means towards the aims, of to-day towards yesterday, of hereafter towards to-day. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=344607629&tag=Hardy,+Thomas:+Tess+of+the+d'Urbervilles,+1891&query=harshness&id=HarTess? Part 6.
Etymology: harsh +-ness


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