What does the word severe mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Severely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Severity.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Hard to bear; painful.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Harsh; merciless.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Serious; grave; sedate.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Severeness.

Usage examples for severe

  1. " I am not cruel, but I have given her a more severe punishment than she has ever received before in her life. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  2. And Winona was even more severe. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. She had not intended to be naughty, but also she had never supposed her gentle grandma could be so severe. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
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