harshness

Noun
  1. The roughness of a substance that causes abrasions (synset 104956243)
  2. The quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses (synset 104995915)
  3. The quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance (synset 104852706)
  4. Excessive sternness (synset 104647089)
    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

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