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severe

severe as in intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
  • "severe pain"
  • "a severe case of flu"
  • "a terrible cough"
  • "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
  • "a wicked cough"

Synonyms

  • terriblecausing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
  • wickedmorally bad in principle or practice ; having committed unrighteous acts; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; naughtily or annoyingly playful; highly offensive
severe as in very strong or vigorous
  • "strong winds"
  • "a hard left to the chin"
  • "a knockout punch"
  • "a severe blow"

Synonyms

  • hardwith effort or force or vigor; with firmness; earnestly or intently; causing great damage or hardship; slowly and with difficulty; indulging excessively; into a solid condition; very near or close in space or time; with pain or distress or bitterness; to the full extent possible; not easy; dispassionate; resisting weight or pressure ; very strong or vigorous; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; produced without vibration of the vocal cords; (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source ; (of speech sounds); given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; being distilled rather than fermented; unfortunate or hard to bear; dried out
  • knockoutvery strong or vigorous; a very attractive or seductive looking woman ; a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
severe as in severely simple
  • "a stark interior"

Synonyms

  • austereseverely simple; of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; practicing great self-denial
  • starkcompletely; devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; severely simple; complete or extreme; without qualification; providing no shelter or sustenance
  • sternthe rear part of a ship ; United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920) ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; severe and unremitting in making demands; severely simple
severe as in unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  • "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"

Synonyms

  • spartana resident of Sparta ; of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people ; resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; practicing great self-denial
severe as in causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
  • "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"

Synonyms

  • dangerousinvolving or causing danger or risk; causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
  • graveshape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; death of a person; a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation ; dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; of great gravity or crucial import
  • grievouscausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; causing or marked by grief or anguish; of great gravity or crucial import; shockingly brutal or cruel
  • seriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; of great consequence; causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; appealing to the mind; completely lacking in playfulness ; requiring effort or concentration
  • life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
severe as in very bad in degree or extent
  • "a severe worldwide depression"
  • "the house suffered severe damage"