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EtymologyEdit

From harsh +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

harshen (third-person singular simple present harshens, present participle harshening, simple past and past participle harshened)

  1. (transitive) To make, or to become harsh; render hard and rough.
  2. (transitive) To render peevish, morose, or austere.