HyperDic: severe

English > 6 senses of the word severe:
ADJECTIVEallsevere, terrible, wickedintensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
allsevere, hard, knockoutvery strong or vigorous
allsevere, austere, stark, sternseverely simple
allsevere, spartanunsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
allsevere, dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
allseverevery bad in degree or extent
severe > pronunciation
Soundssahvih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningintensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality.
Examples
  • "severe pain"
  • "a severe case of flu"
Synonymsterrible, wicked
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishextremo, profundo, severo
Catalanextrem, profund, sever, terrible
Nounsseverenesssomething hard to endure
severity, severenessused of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
Adverbsseverelyto a severe or serious degree
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery strong or vigorous.
Example "a severe blow"
Synonymshard, knockout
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
Spanishduro, severo
Nounsseverenessused of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningseverely simple.
Synonymsaustere, stark, stern
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishaustero, sobrio
Nounsseverenessextreme / extreme plainness
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningunsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment.
Examples
  • "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
  • "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
Synonymspartan
Broadernonindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Spanishespartano, estricto, riguroso, severo
Nounsseverity, severenessexcessive sternness
Adverbsseverelywith sternness
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
Example "a severe case of pneumonia"
Synonymsdangerous, grave, grievous, serious, life-threatening
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishgrave, peligroso, serio, severo, terrible, tremendo
Catalangreu, perillós, seriós, sever
Nounsseverenessused of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
English > severe: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningVery bad in degree or extent.
Examples
  • "a severe worldwide depression"
  • "the house suffered severe damage"
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishgrave, penoso, severo
Nounsseverity, severenessused of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
Adverbsseverelycausing great damage or hardship

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