Translation of "severely" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /sɪˈvɪə.li/ us /səˈvɪ

severely adverb (VERY SERIOUSLY)

B2 very seriously

Their daughter was severely injured in a car accident. 他们的女儿在一次车祸中受了重伤。
severely disabled/handicapped 严重残疾
Job opportunities are severely limited/restricted at the moment. 眼下工作机会非常短缺。

More examples

  • Their movements have been severely circumscribed since the laws came into effect.
  • The arms-dealing affair has severely damaged the reputation of the government.
  • The last government severely curtailed trade union rights.
  • The accident left him severely disabled.
  • The court heard how the child had been severely ill-treated by his parents.

severely adverb (NOT KINDLY)

in a way that is not kind or does not show sympathy

I was severely reprimanded by my boss. 我被老板狠狠地斥责了一顿。
"I will not allow that kind of behaviour in my class," the teacher said severely. “我不会允许在我班上出现这种行为,”老师厉声说道。

severely adverb (PLAINLY)

completely plainly

She dresses very severely. 她穿着非常朴素。

(Translation of “severely” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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