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English definition of “severe”

severe

adjective     /sɪˈvɪər/
BAD B2 extremely bad : a severe headache severe weather conditions Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
NOT KIND not kind or gentle : a severe punishment SevereUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
PERSON B2 A severe person looks unfriendly or very strict .Severe
severely adverb B2 to be severely injured She has been severely criticized for the speech .
(Definition of severe adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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