harshness vs severity what difference

what is difference between harshness and severity

English

Etymology

harsh +‎ -ness

Noun

harshness (countable and uncountable, plural harshnesses)

  1. The quality of being harsh.
    • She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.


English

Etymology

severe +‎ -ity, from Middle French severite, from Latin severitas.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈvɛɹɨti/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti

Noun

severity (countable and uncountable, plural severities)

  1. The state of being severe.
  2. The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.
    The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.

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