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English definition of “severely”

severely

adverb (NOT KINDLY)    /sɪˈvɪə.li/ US  /-ˈvɪr-/
in a way that is not kind or does not show sympathy: I was severely reprimanded by my boss. "I will not allow that kind of behaviour in my class," the teacher said severely.SevereSerious and severeSevere
(Definition of severely adverb (NOT KINDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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