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English definition of “severely”

severely

adverb  /səˈvɪər·li/ us  

severely adverb (BADLY)

in a very bad or serious way: Several people were severely injured in the accident.

severely adverb (IN AN UNKIND WAY)

in a very unkind or unpleasant way: The teacher spoke severely to the noisy children.
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