noun, plural se·ver·i·ties.
Words nearby severity
OTHER WORDS FROM severitynon·se·ver·i·ty, noun, plural non·se·ver·i·ties.o·ver·se·ver·i·ty, nounsu·per·se·ver·i·ty, noun
Examples from the Web for severities
During the thirteenth century the severities against the usurers were not relaxed.Usury|Calvin Elliott
He recoiled not from any severities which he deemed indispensable to the success of his horrible mission.
If we may distinguish between the severities of these awful tumults of nature, the thunder was heavier, deeper.
In spite of all precautions and severities, however, the Celt found many opportunities of taking a sly revenge.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Protestants fled from the severities of Roman rule, and Romans from the oppressions of Protestants.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris