Translation of harshly in Spanish:


severamente, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈhɑrʃli/ /ˈhɑːʃli/


  • 1

    (judge/punish/speak) severamente
    (judge/punish/speak) con severidad
    (judge/punish/speak) con rigor
    (judge/punish/speak) con dureza
    • I didn't reply harshly, but I wanted to.
    • Elizabeth glared harshly at her friend.
    • In his lecture, he spoke harshly of journalists who don't believe a newspaper should make a profit.
    • It was expected that police would deal harshly with them.
    • The war correspondent that marines were responding harshly against civilians.
    • We were chided and harshly reprimanded by our own folks.
    • I was harshly reprimanded and humiliated in front of everyone.
    • In a harshly worded ruling, the judge said that the company had engaged in illegal practices to use its dominant share in the market against competitors.
    • They should be fully investigated and harshly punished.
    • Spitting at opponents is disgusting and uncouth and ought to be harshly punished.
  • 2

    it stood out harshly against the soft blue of the sky se recortaba en violento contraste con el pálido azul del cielo
    • She has produced a series of three photographs in a harshly lit hotel lobby.
    • In a spare and harshly lit military courtroom, prosecutors began their case.
    • The muted, playful tone feels off, contrasting harshly with the mysterious slamming doors and the solemn tune Marianne plucks on the piano.
    • A harshly unpleasant note is struck by the video.
    • Three of these songs bear harshly noisy guitar passages.
    • The bell sounded, ringing harshly in the quiet classroom.
    • She was snapped harshly back to reality by the clatter of overturned toys.
    • He explains his desire to unite the two harshly segregated scenes.
    • Unlike traditional fluorescent markers, they are very bright and do not bleach if harshly illuminated.
    • The images range from the evocative to the harshly realistic.
  • 3

    con aspereza
    • "Building a new house tests a marriage very harshly," she added.
    • It will be a welcome boost after being harshly hit by the double whammy of global recession and the attack in which one of its New York hotels was severely damaged.
    • The sharp rise of unemployment apparent from the 1970s was particularly harshly felt.
    • We must not wait for external events like climate change to press harshly upon us or even topple us.
    • Some of her hair had gotten into her face as the wind blew rather harshly.
    • He looked downwards to see his grip had tightened so harshly around the shovel's handle, he cracked it.
    • Adding insult to injury, the wind's still blowing very harshly up here.
    • The door leading outside was opened to reveal deep drifts of snow and still more whipping harshly around.
    • Somewhere outside, a cold wind whips harshly through this barren hinterland.
    • They might buy only a little time before the spending cuts begin to bite harshly.