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過酷, 苛酷, かこく

  • kakoku

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • rigour
  • rigor
  • severity
  • cruelty
  • harsh

Examples of 過酷,苛酷,かこく in a Sentence

降伏条件過酷だった
The surrender terms were harsh.
The judge made no bones about his disgust with the accused's actions and handed down the severest sentence possible.
痩せるには過酷な断食ないといけないと思っている
People who think that if they are to lose weight they must go on a strict fast.
Company A is trying to play us off against Company B in a severe price-war.

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