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severe



adjective
1. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality (Freq. 8)
- severe pain
- a severe case of flu
- a terrible cough
- under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
- a wicked cough
Syn:
terrible, wicked
Similar to:
intense
Derivationally related forms:
terribleness (for: terrible), severeness, severity
2. very strong or vigorous (Freq. 3)
- strong winds
- a hard left to the chin
- a knockout punch
- a severe blow
Syn:
hard, knockout
Similar to:
strong
Derivationally related forms:
severeness
3. severely simple (Freq. 2)
- a stark interior
Syn:
austere, stark, stern
Similar to:
plain
Derivationally related forms:
sternness (for: stern), starkness (for: stark), severeness, austereness (for: austere)
4. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment (Freq. 1)
- "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
- a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien
- a strict disciplinarian
- a Spartan upbringing
Syn:
spartan
Similar to:
nonindulgent, strict
Derivationally related forms:
severeness, severity
5. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm (Freq. 1)
- a dangerous operation
- a grave situation
- a grave illness
- grievous bodily harm
- a serious wound
- a serious turn of events
- a severe case of pneumonia
- a life-threatening disease
Syn:
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, life-threatening
Similar to:
critical
Derivationally related forms:
severeness, seriousness (for: serious), dangerousness (for: dangerous)
6. very bad in degree or extent
- a severe worldwide depression
- the house suffered severe damage
Similar to:
bad
Derivationally related forms:
severeness, severity


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