Associations to the word «Severity»

Wiktionary

SEVERITY, noun. The state of being severe.
SEVERITY, noun. The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.

Dictionary definition

SEVERITY, noun. Used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather.
SEVERITY, noun. Something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters".
SEVERITY, noun. Extreme plainness.
SEVERITY, noun. Excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn