Definition of over-harshly in US English:

over-harshly

adverb

  • In too harsh a manner.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From over- + harshly, after over-harsh.

Pronunciation

over-harshly

/ˌəʊvəˈhɑːʃli/