severe

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.

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Usage examples "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", L. T. Meade.
  2. And Winona was even more severe. - "The Wrong Twin", 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", Carolyn Wells.