Associations to the word «Severe»


SEVERE, adjective. Very bad or intense.
SEVERE, adjective. Strict or harsh.
SEVERE, adjective. Sober, plain in appearance, austere.
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME, noun. (pathology) A form of pneumonia due to infection by a coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus) characterized by fever, myalgia, lethargy and coughing, which can be fatal.

Dictionary definition

SEVERE, adjective. 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".
SEVERE, adjective. Very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow".
SEVERE, adjective. Severely simple; "a stark interior".
SEVERE, adjective. 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".
SEVERE, adjective. 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".
SEVERE, adjective. Very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage".

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