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1    austere, cruel, Draconian, drastic, hard, harsh, inexorable, iron-handed, oppressive, pitiless, relentless, rigid, strict, unbending, unrelenting  
2    cold, disapproving, dour, flinty, forbidding, grave, grim, serious, sober, stern, strait-laced, tight-lipped, unsmiling  
3    acute, bitter, critical, dangerous, distressing, extreme, fierce, grinding, inclement, intense, violent  
4    ascetic, austere, chaste, classic, forbidding, functional, plain, restrained, severe, simple, Spartan, unadorned, unembellished, unfussy  
5    arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, fierce, hard, punishing, rigorous, stringent, taxing, tough, unrelenting  
6    astringent, biting, caustic, cutting, harsh, mordacious, mordant, satirical, scathing, unsparing, vitriolic  
1, 2, 3, 5 & 6    affable, clement, compassionate, easy, genial, gentle, kind, lax, lenient, manageable, mild, minor, moderate, relaxed, temperate, tractable  
4    embellished, fancy, ornamental, ornate  
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  ( severer    comparative)   ( severest    superlative  )
1       adj   You use severe to indicate that something bad or undesirable is great or intense.  
...a business with severe cash flow problems..., Steve passed out on the floor and woke up blinded and in severe pain..., Shortages of professional staff are very severe in some places.     
  severely      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
The UN wants to send food aid to 10 countries in Africa severely affected by the drought..., An aircraft overshot the runway and was severely damaged.     
  severity      n-uncount   usu with supp  
Several drugs are used to lessen the severity of the symptoms.     
2       adj   Severe punishments or criticisms are very strong or harsh.  
This was a dreadful crime and a severe sentence is necessary...     
  severely      adv   ADV with v  
...a campaign to try to change the law to punish dangerous drivers more severely.     
  severity      n-uncount   usu with supp  
The Bishop said he was sickened by the severity of the sentence...     

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sever, severely, seer, several

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