adjective, se·ver·er, se·ver·est.
Origin of severe
SYNONYMS FOR severe
Examples from the Web for severe
And that realization comes at the cost of severe, public embarrassment for many, including the victim/proposed.
This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“That was the longest, most severe S/M session I have experienced in my thirty-four-year tenure,” she writes in the book.
The new term denotes a spectrum of problem drinking that can range from mild to moderate to severe.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics|Gabrielle Glaser|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while such a severe punishment is questioned every few years, it works.
He is here, adorning, by a life of severe simplicity and divine benevolence, the doctrine he has espoused.Aurelian|William Ware
The Roman conquest accelerated the decline in severe taste, when different orders began to be used indiscriminately.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
Gerald had a severe attack of pneumonia, from which we had much ado to bring him back to health, and Rough was ill.Happy Days for Boys and Girls|Various
But what had been the severe emotional disturbance for Arkalion?Voyage To Eternity|Milton Lesser
But just then Mrs. Ogilvie gave Helen Douglas so severe a push with her foot, that she stopped, and got very red.Daddy's Girl|L. T. Meade