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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Severe  \Se*vere"\,  a.  [Compar.  {Severer};  superl.  {Severest}.] 
  [L.  severus  perhaps  akin  to  Gr  ???  awe,  ???  revered,  holy, 
  solemn,  Goth.  swikns  innocent,  chaste:  cf  F.  s['e]v[`e]re. 
  Cf  {Asseverate},  {Persevere}.] 
  1.  Serious  in  feeeling  or  manner;  sedate;  grave;  austere;  not 
  light,  lively,  or  cheerful. 
 
  Your  looks  alter,  as  your  subject  does  From  kind  to 
  fierce,  from  wanton  to  severe.  --Waller. 
 
  2.  Very  strict  in  judgment,  discipline,  or  government;  harsh; 
  not  mild  or  indulgent;  rigorous;  as  severe  criticism; 
  severe  punishment.  ``Custody  severe.''  --Milton. 
 
  Come!  you  are  too  severe  a  moraler.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  your  zeal,  if  it  must  be  expressed  in  anger,  be 
  always  more  severe  against  thyself  than  against 
  others  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  Rigidly  methodical,  or  adherent  to  rule  or  principle; 
  exactly  conformed  to  a  standard;  not  allowing  or  employing 
  unneccessary  ornament,  amplification,  etc.;  strict;  -- 
  said  of  style,  argument,  etc  ``Restrained  by  reason  and 
  severe  principles.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  The  Latin,  a  most  severe  and  compendious  language. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Sharp;  afflictive;  distressing;  violent;  extreme;  as 
  severe  pain,  anguish,  fortune;  severe  cold. 
 
  5.  Difficult  to  be  endured;  exact;  critical;  rigorous;  as  a 
  severe  test. 
 
  Syn:  Strict;  grave;  austere;  stern;  morose;  rigid;  exact; 
  rigorous;  hard;  rough;  harsh;  censorious;  tart; 
  acrimonious;  sarcastic;  satirical;  cutting;  biting; 
  keen;  bitter;  cruel.  See  {Strict}.  --  {Se*vere"ly},  adv 
  --  {Se*vere"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  severely 
  adv  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" 
  [syn:  {badly},  {gravely},  {seriously}] 
  2:  with  sternness;  in  a  severe  manner;  "`No,'  she  said 
  sternly";  "peered  severely  over  her  glasses"  [syn:  {sternly}] 
  3:  causing  great  damage  or  hardship;  "industries  hit  hard  by 
  the  depression";  "she  was  severely  affected  by  the  bank's 
  failure"  [syn:  {hard}] 




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