severe, terrible, wickedadjective
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"
hard, knockout, severeadjective
very strong or vigorous
"strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
austere, severe, stark, sternadjective
"a stark interior"
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"
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective
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"
very bad in degree or extent
"a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
Very bad or intense.
Strict or harsh.
serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful
very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment
rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; -- said of style, argument, etc
sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold
difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē-vēr′, adj. serious: grave: austere: strict: not mild: strictly adhering to rule: free from florid ornamentation, simple: sharp: distressing: inclement: searching: difficult to be endured.—adv. Sēvēre′ly.—ns. Sēvēre′ness; Sēver′ity, quality of being severe: gravity: harshness: exactness: inclemency. [Fr. sévère—L. severus.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Effectual; as, a severe turn in belaying a rope.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'severe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2211
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'severe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3655
Rank popularity for the word 'severe' in Adjectives Frequency: #292
The numerical value of severe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of severe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Whatever is done, states experiencing these increases in severe illness and with health care facilities under siege need help and a plan B, because plan A, reopening with lukewarm or no adherence to masks or social distancing clearly did not work.
If oil prices follow the path suggested by the forward curve ... this downturn would be more severe than that in 1986.
Severe thunderstorms are expected a bit farther north across the northern High Plains on Monday, again with damaging winds and large hail being the main impacts, some spots of flash flooding cannot be ruled out, though.
When you start seeing smoke plumes come up that are severe black, you know they're in the brush, and they're not too far away, you look at it: Hey, it's time to go! And when you see flames -- when you see flames, it's really time to leave!
However, if we consider efficacy against hospitalization and severe disease, the data coming out show that three doses of the mRNA vaccine confirm excellent protection against hospitalization, ventilation and death.
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- hård, voldsom, stærk, strengDanish
- άτεγκτος, λιτός, αυστηρός, σφοδρόςGreek
- severo, austero, graveSpanish
- vakava, vaikea, ankara, raju, tuimaFinnish
- grave, sévèreFrench
- szigorú, súlyos, komolyHungarian
- severo, duro, grave, rigidoItalian
- 酷い, 厳しい, 渋いJapanese
- nopietns, ārkārtējs, bargsLatvian
- erge, ernstigeDutch
- poważny, srogiPolish
- rígido, grave, duro, severoPortuguese
- жёсткий, тяжёлый, суровый, строгийRussian
- dữ dộiVietnamese
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