Meaning of “severely” in the English Dictionary

"severely" in British English

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severelyadverb

uk /sɪˈvɪə.li/ us /səˈvɪr.li/

(Definition of “severely” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"severely" in American English

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severelyadverb

us /səˈvɪər·li/

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.

(Definition of “severely” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)