Soldiers fight in rough and harsh conditions.

  • Meaning – Roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate.
  • Synonyms – bitterness, sharpness, rigor, acrimony, harshness.
  • Antonyms – calmness, happiness, kindness, mildness.
  • Usage –
    • Harriet’s words were full of asperity.
    • she responded with such asperity that we knew she was deeply offended by the question.