severe (Meaning)

Wordnet

severe (s)

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

very strong or vigorous

severely simple

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

very bad in degree or extent

Webster

severe (superl.)

Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.

Very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment.

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.

Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold.

Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.

severe Sentence Examples

  1. The earthquake's severe tremors shook buildings to their foundations.
  2. The winter storm brought severe blizzards, paralyzing transportation.
  3. The patient experienced severe abdominal pain, prompting an immediate medical intervention.
  4. The drought caused severe crop failures, leading to widespread food shortages.
  5. The accident resulted in severe injuries that required extensive surgery.
  6. The terrorist attack caused severe loss of life and destruction.
  7. The hurricane's severe winds uprooted trees and damaged homes beyond repair.
  8. The wildfire spread with severe intensity, forcing thousands to evacuate.
  9. The recession had a severe impact on the economy, resulting in job losses and business closures.
  10. The child was diagnosed with a severe form of autism, requiring specialized therapy.

FAQs About the word severe

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality, very strong or vigorous, severely simple, unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment,

stern, rigid, strict, hard, authoritarian, tough,harsh, rigorous, demanding, heavy-handed

indulgent, lax, patient, patient, mild, tolerant, lax, soft, lenient,gentle

The earthquake's severe tremors shook buildings to their foundations.

The winter storm brought severe blizzards, paralyzing transportation.

The patient experienced severe abdominal pain, prompting an immediate medical intervention.

The drought caused severe crop failures, leading to widespread food shortages.