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Meaning & Definition of Severely in English

English

Severely

/səvɪrli/

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • badly
  • ,
  • severely
  • ,
  • gravely
  • ,
  • seriously

2. With sternness

  • In a severe manner
  • "`no,' she said sternly"
  • "Peered severely over her glasses"
    synonym:
  • sternly
  • ,
  • severely

3. Causing great damage or hardship

  • "Industries hit hard by the depression"
  • "She was severely affected by the bank's failure"
    synonym:
  • hard
  • ,
  • severely

Examples of using

As a result of the car accident, the driver was severely injured, and the passanger died.
He must be severely punished.
She must be severely punished.