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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
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