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Meaning & Definition of Severe in English

English

Severe

/səvɪr/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • severe
  • ,
  • terrible
  • ,
  • wicked

2. Very strong or vigorous

  • "Strong winds"
  • "A hard left to the chin"
  • "A knockout punch"
  • "A severe blow"
    synonym:
  • hard
  • ,
  • knockout
  • ,
  • severe

3. Severely simple

  • "A stark interior"
    synonym:
  • austere
  • ,
  • severe
  • ,
  • stark
  • ,
  • stern

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • severe
  • ,
  • spartan

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • dangerous
  • ,
  • grave
  • ,
  • grievous
  • ,
  • serious
  • ,
  • severe
  • ,
  • life-threatening

6. Very bad in degree or extent

  • "A severe worldwide depression"
  • "The house suffered severe damage"
    synonym:
  • severe

Examples of using

Tom has a severe headache.
The stages of psychosexual development—oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital—turn out to be one big Freudian slip, betraying severe anal retention on the part of the taxonomist.
He was severe with his children.