what is difference between harshness and severity
harsh + -ness
harshness (countable and uncountable, plural harshnesses)
- 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.
severe + -ity, from Middle French severite, from Latin severitas.
- (US) IPA(key): /səˈvɛɹɨti/
- Rhymes: -ɛɹəti
severity (countable and uncountable, plural severities)
- The state of being severe.
- The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.
- The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.