Definition of Severe


  • very bad in degree or extent
    "a severe worldwide depression"
    "the house suffered severe damage"
  • causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    "a dangerous operation"
    "a grave situation"
    "a grave illness"
    "grievous bodily harm"
    "a serious wound"
    "a serious turn of events"
    "a severe case of pneumonia"
    "a life-threatening disease"
    - life threatening
  • unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
    "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
    "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
    "a strict disciplinarian"
    "a Spartan upbringing"
  • severely simple
    "a stark interior"
  • very strong or vigorous
    "strong winds"
    "a hard left to the chin"
    "a knockout punch"
    "a severe blow"
  • intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    "severe pain"
    "a severe case of flu"
    "a terrible cough"
    "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
    "a wicked cough"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Severe

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Unscramble severe

34 unscramble word found using the letters severe.

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