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se·vere·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. badly, severely, gravely, seriouslyadverb

    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. sternly, severelyadverb

    with sternness; in a severe manner

    "`No,' she said sternly"; "peered severely over her glasses"

  3. hard, severelyadverb

    causing great damage or hardship

    "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"

Wiktionary

  1. severelyadverb

    In a severe manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Severelyadverb

    Etymology: from severe.

    We have wasted our strength to attain ends different from those for which we undertook the war, and often to effect others which after a peace, we may severely repent. Jonathan Swift.

    More formidable Hydra stands within;
    Whose jaws with iron teeth severely grin. Dryd.

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  1. severely

    Severely is an adverb that typically means to a degree that is extremely serious, grievous, or harsh. It can also indicate high intensity, rigorousness, sternness, or strictness. It is often used to quantify or qualify the magnitude, extent, or degree of something, usually a negative condition or circumstance.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'severely' in Adverbs Frequency: #314

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of severely in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of severely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of severely in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Hoff:

    I am really alarmed, people gathered in the market place. You could see many were malnourished, starving. They were skinny, tired, severely distressed. There was no smile on anybody's faces. It is not what you seen when you arrive with a convoy. The children I talked to said they had no strength to play.

  2. Ghulam Isaczai:

    We're extremely concerned with the impact of drought which will affect the crop this year severely. And we might be faced with another major incident of food availability or even hunger, it is going to create a huge deficit between the needs and what is available.

  3. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    It is irresponsible and severely disconcerting to place individuals, who may have ties to ISIS, in a state without the state's knowledge or involvement.

  4. Officer Michael Fanone:

    I was very cordial. I extended my hand to shake his hand. He just stared at me. I asked if he was going to shake my hand, and he told me that he didn't who know I was. So I introduced Officer Michael Fanone. I said that I was Officer Michael Fanone. That I was a DC Metropolitan Police officer who fought on January 6 to defend the Capitol and, as a result, I suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as a heart attack after having been tased numerous times at the base of my skull, as well as being severely beaten, at that point, the congressman turned away from me.

  5. Mr Poland:

    When they do happen, they’re going to shake the region pretty severely, so people should be prepared for that.

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