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  Definition of Severe
  1. 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"
  2. very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. severely simple; "a stark interior"
  6. very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
Similar Words: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, life-threatening, spartan, strict, terrible, wicked, austere, stark, hard, knockout

 

Anagrams: revers, server

 

 
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