Definition of over-harshness in US English:

over-harshness

noun

  • Excessive harshness.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Whately (1583–1639), Church of England clergyman and puritan preacher. From over- + harshness, after over-harsh.

Pronunciation

over-harshness

/ˌəʊvəˈhɑːʃnəs/