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se·vere

 (sə-vîr′)
adj. se·ver·er, se·ver·est
1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others: a severe critic.
2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles: a severe code of behavior.
3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance: spoke in a severe voice.
4. Extremely plain in substance or style: a severe black dress.
5. Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress: a severe pain; a severe storm.
6. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous: severe mental illness.
7. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying: a severe test of our loyalty.

[Latin sevērus, serious, strict; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

se·vere′ly adv.
se·vere′ness n.
Synonyms: severe, stern1, austere, ascetic, strict
These adjectives mean unsparing and exacting with respect to discipline or control. Severe implies adherence to rigorous standards or high principles and often suggests harshness: "Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works" (John Keats).
Stern suggests unyielding disposition, uncompromising resolution, or forbidding appearance or nature: "She was a stern woman who ran the household with precision and an iron hand" (Margaret Truman).
Austere connotes aloofness or lack of feeling or sympathy, and often rigid morality: "The captain ... was an austere man that never laughed or smiled that one could see" (Alan Paton).
Ascetic suggests self-discipline and often renunciation of worldly pleasures for spiritual improvement: "Be systematically ascetic ... do ... something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it" (William James).
Strict means requiring or showing stringent observance of obligations, rules, or standards: "She was afraid to wake him up because even in his sleep he seemed to be such a strict man" (Eudora Welty).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.severely - to a severe or serious degreeseverely - to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
2.severely - with sternness; in a severe manner; "`No,' she said sternly"; "peered severely over her glasses"
3.severely - causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"

severely

adverb
1. seriously, badly, extremely, gravely, hard, sorely, dangerously, critically, acutely the severely depressed construction industry
2. strictly, harshly, sternly, rigorously, sharply, like a ton of bricks (informal), with an iron hand, with a rod of iron They should punish these drivers more severely.
Translations
بِشِدَّه، بِقَسْوَه
přísněvážně
hårdt
harkalega
hudomočno
şiddetle

severely

[sɪˈvɪəlɪ] ADV
1. (= seriously)
1.1. (with verb) [damage, disrupt, hamper] → seriamente; [limit, restrict] → severamente; [injure, affect] → gravemente
the competitors were severely tested by the conditionslas condiciones meteorológicas habían supuesto una dura prueba para los participantes
1.2. (with adj) [ill, disabled] → gravemente; [depressed, disturbed] → profundamente
2. (= harshly) [punish, reprimand, criticize] → duramente, con severidad; [look] → con severidad
3. (= austerely) [dress] → austeramente

severely

[sɪˈvɪərli] adv
[punish, criticize] → sévèrement
They were severely punished → Ils ont été sévèrement punis.
[injured, ill] → sévèrement; [damage] → sévèrement
A fire had severely damaged part of the school → Un incendie avait sévèrement endommagé une partie de l'école.
Two people have been severely injured in a bomb blast in central London → Deux personnes ont été sévèrement blessées par l'explosion d'une bombe dans le centre de Londres.

severely

adv
(= gravely, badly) defeat, affect, damage, injure, disabledschwer; disrupt, limitstark; strainschwer, äußerst; a severely ill childein schwer krankes Kind
(= strictly) punishhart; criticize, reprimandscharf; to be severely critical of somethingsich äußerst kritisch über etw (acc)äußern
(= grimly, seriously)streng
(= austerely) dressstreng

severely

[sɪˈvɪəlɪ] adv (damage, affect, injure) → gravemente; (criticise, speak, strain) → duramente; (punish, reprimand) → severamente; (test) → rigorosamente; (curtail, restrict, reduce) → seriamente
to leave severely alone (object) → non toccare mai (person) → ignorare completamente (politics) → non interessarsi assolutamente a

severe

(səˈviə) adjective
1. (of something unpleasant) serious; extreme. severe shortages of food; a severe illness; Our team suffered a severe defeat.
2. strict or harsh. a severe mother; severe criticism.
3. (of style in dress etc) very plain. a severe hairstyle.
seˈverely adverb
seˈverity (-ˈve-) noun
the severity of the punishment; the severity of her dress.
References in classic literature ?
The new rule severely restricts plane area and lift alike.
AN Inoffensive Person walking in a public place was assaulted by a Stranger with a Club, and severely beaten.
While trying to crush him, the Lion tore himself with his claws, until he punished himself severely.
Anne," said Stella severely, "do you own that animal?
His Majesty looked round him severely, and gave a slight growl, which produced instant silence.
Alexey Alexandrovitch Karenin and Count Bezzubov," the porter answered severely.
I blame myself severely for having so easily believed the slanderous tales invented by Charles Smith to the prejudice of Lady Susan, as I am now convinced how greatly they have traduced her.
But I must not blame King Roquat too severely, for he is a Nome, and his nature is not so gentle as my own.
It's Billy Robinson who ought to be ashamed when he meets you or any of us," commented Cecily severely.
Mr Allworthy very severely reprimanded the lad for his indecent and disrespectful expressions concerning his master; but much more for his avowing an intention of revenge.
I read those miraculous words with an emphasis which did them justice, and then I looked him severely in the face.
People who don't like this country ought to stay at home,' I said severely.

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