Definition of Harshen

1. Verb. Make harsh or harsher. "Winter harshened the look of the city"

Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify



Definition of Harshen

1. Verb. To make, or to become harsh ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Harshen

1. to make harsh [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: harsh

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harshen

harrows
harrs
harrumph
harrumphed
harrumpher
harrumphers
harrumphing
harrumphingly
harrumphs
harry
harrying
harse
harses
harsh
harshed
harshen (current term)
harshened
harshening
harshens
harsher
harshes
harshest
harshing
harshlier
harshliest
harshly
harshness
harshnesses
harslet
harslets

Literary usage of Harshen

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1. A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India: To Wit, Hindi by John Beames (1872)
"... and that they have sprung partly from a tendency to harshen the pronunciation of the dentals, acquired by the Aryans from their non-Aryan neighbours ..."

2. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"harshen, to harden, or make harsh. Three years of prison might be some ex- cnsc for a soured aud ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"... and that they have sprung partly from a tendency to harshen the pronunciation of the dentals acquired by the Aryans from their non-Aryan neighbours ..."

4. Vital Records of Manchester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Manchester (Mass.) (1903)
"7, 1731. William, a. Jonathan [ar. c. it.] and Mary, Aug. II, 1752. harshen (see also Hassam), Joseph, a. Jonathan and Mary, Jan. 25, 1747-8. ..."

5. The Nine Days' Queen, Lady Jane Gray, and Her Times by Richard Davey, Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1909)
"The aquiline features, which age was to harshen, were softened at this early period by the roundness of youth ; and the brilliant complexion stood in no ..."

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