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se·vere

severe

 
 
pronunciation:
s vir
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: severer, severest
definition: very hard, difficult, or strong.
The prison had severe rules.She is taking medicine for severe pain.We stayed at home during the severe storm.
synonyms:
harsh, strict
antonyms:
gentle
similar words:
critical, hard, stiff
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derivations: severely (adv.), severeness (n.)