Definitions for severitysəˈvɛr ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•ver•i•tysəˈvɛr ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. harshness, sternness, or rigor.

  2. austere simplicity, as of style or taste.

  3. intensity or sharpness, as of cold or pain.

  4. grievousness; hard or trying character or effect.

  5. rigid exactness or accuracy.

  6. an instance of strict or severe behavior, punishment, etc.

Origin of severity:

1475–85; < L sevēritās

Princeton's WordNet

  1. badness, severity, severeness(noun)

    used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

  2. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness(noun)

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

  3. austereness, severity, severeness(noun)

    extreme plainness

  4. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

Wiktionary

  1. severity(Noun)

    The state of being severe.

  2. severity(Noun)

    The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.

    The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Severity(noun)

    the quality or state of being severe

  2. Severity(noun)

    gravity or austerity; extreme strictness; rigor; harshness; as, the severity of a reprimand or a reproof; severity of discipline or government; severity of penalties

  3. Severity(noun)

    the quality or power of distressing or paining; extreme degree; extremity; intensity; inclemency; as, the severity of pain or anguish; the severity of cold or heat; the severity of the winter

  4. Severity(noun)

    harshness; cruel treatment; sharpness of punishment; as, severity practiced on prisoners of war

  5. Severity(noun)

    exactness; rigorousness; strictness; as, the severity of a test

Freebase

  1. Severity

    Severity is a canceled first-person shooter video game that was being developed for Microsoft Windows and two console systems. Funded by the Cyberathlete Professional League's parent company, it was being developed by Escalation Studios. The planned features of the game included a blend of different FPS gameplay styles, separating them as individual game-modes, as well as cross-platform multiplayer gameplay with Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Severity was announced by game developer John Romero in a 2006 video. Despite the Cyberathlete Professional League announcing that it was ceasing tournament operations on 13 March 2008, and then being acquired by an investment group based in the United Arab Emirates on 25 August 2008, Tom Mustaine, the director of Escalation Studios, said that the studio would continue to work on Severity, although it was not their main focus at the time. Angel Munoz, founder of the Cyberathlete Professional League, confirmed in an October 2009 interview that production on Severity had ended because no publisher had shown interest.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

severity(noun)

the severity of the punishment; the severity of her dress.

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