Nouns (11)

sharpness, asperity
n. harshness of manner
rigourousness, rigorousness, severeness, severity, rigour, rigor, hardship, grimness, asperity
n. something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"

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Fuzzynyms (42)

stiffness, hardness, rigorousness, rigour, rigor, harshness, severeness, severity, inclemency, rigourousness
n. excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
acrimony, thorniness, tartness, jaundice, acerbity, bitterness
n. a rough and bitter manner
rigidness, rigidity, inflexibility
n. the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
exactitude, exactness
n. the quality of being exact; "he demanded exactness in all details"; "a man of great exactitude"
harshness, cruelness, cruelty
n. the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
shortness, gruffness, curtness, brusqueness, abruptness
n. an abrupt discourteous manner
n. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
n. advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
n. the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"
sarcasm, caustic remark, satire, irony
n. witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
trial by ordeal, ordeal
n. a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
quick temper, short temper, spleen, irascibility
n. a feeling of resentful anger

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Antonyms (6)

bluntness, dullness
n. without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
simpleness, simplicity, easiness, ease
n. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"


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