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severity

noun [U] uk   /sɪˈver.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/

severity noun [U] (SERIOUS)

C2 seriousness: Even the doctors were shocked by the severity of his injuries. I don't think you quite understand the severity of our financial problems.

severity noun [U] (NOT KIND)

the quality of being very unkind or unpleasant: He spoke with great severity. The severity of the punishment should match the seriousness of the crime.

severity noun [U] (PLAIN)

Translations of “severity”
in Korean 혹독, 심각…
in Arabic صرامة, قَسوة…
in Portuguese gravidade, rigor…
in Catalan severitat, gravetat, rigor…
in Japanese 厳格さ, ひどさ, 重症度…
in Italian severità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重的, 嚴重…
in Russian серьезность, строгость…
in Turkish ciddiyet, sertlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重的, 严重…
in Polish surowość…
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