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  Words related to severe

Related / Similar Words: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, life-threatening, spartan, strict, terrible, wicked, austere, stark, hard, knockout

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • severely simple; "a stark interior";
  • very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow";

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    Anagrams: revers, server

     

     
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