adjective, se·ver·er, se·ver·est.
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A disease of a somewhat similar, but severer type, has for many years prevailed in Ceylon.
The sixth was of course a householder, a circumstance that made the town's punishment all the severer.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore|John R. Hutchinson
The less distinguished writers were, of course, severer still against the critics.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
In New York, where the frosts of winter are severer than in England, it is cultivated out of doors.Cactus Culture For Amateurs|W. Watson
Yet among the churches of the Reformation a milder and a severer view prevailed regarding the apocrypha.