Definition of Severe

1. Adjective. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality. "A wicked cough"

Exact synonyms: Terrible, Wicked
Similar to: Intense
Derivative terms: Severeness, Severeness, Severity, Terribleness



2. Adjective. Very strong or vigorous. "A severe blow"
Exact synonyms: Hard, Knockout
Similar to: Strong
Derivative terms: Severeness

3. Adjective. Severely simple. "A stark interior"
Exact synonyms: Austere, Stark, Stern
Similar to: Plain
Derivative terms: Austereness, Severeness, Starkness, Sternness

4. Adjective. Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment. "A Spartan upbringing"
Exact synonyms: Spartan
Similar to: Nonindulgent, Strict
Derivative terms: Severeness, Severity

5. Adjective. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm. "A life-threatening disease"
Exact synonyms: Dangerous, Grave, Grievous, Life-threatening, Serious
Similar to: Critical
Derivative terms: Dangerousness, Seriousness, Severeness

6. Adjective. Very bad in degree or extent. "The house suffered severe damage"
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Severeness, Severity

Definition of Severe

1. a. Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.

Definition of Severe

1. Adjective. Very bad or intense. ¹

2. Adjective. Strict or harsh. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Severe

1. unsparing in the treatment of others [adj -VERER, -VEREST] : SEVERELY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Severe

severalized
severalizes
severalizing
severall
severally
severals
severalties
severalty
severance
severance agreement
severance pay
severance payment
severance tax
severances
severaunce
severe (current term)
severe acute respiratory syndrome
severe combined immunodeficiency disease
severe combined immunodeficient mice
severe postanoxic encephalopathy
severed
severely
severeness
severenesses
severer
severest
severeth
severies
severin

Literary usage of Severe

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"It occurs in severe diabetes; however, it may develop hi a diabetic whose diabetes is of moderate severity, though made artificially severe by accident or ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"424, a severe, but not too severe, article on the Life of Lord St. Vincent.] March 1802, when he obtained leave to re- turn to England, chiefly, ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... relations of all animals and plants throughout nature—Struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of the same species: often severe ..."

4. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"... animals and plants throughout nature — Struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of thi same species: often severe between species ..."

5. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"... relations of all animals and plants throughout nature—Struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of the same species: often severe ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"ASTHMA, as'ma, or az'ma, a disorder of respiration characterized by more or less severe paroxysms of difficult breathing accompanied by coughing, ..."

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