Synonyms for severe
Antonyms for severe
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEVERE
The blow was a bit too severe and the Egyptian fell down dead.
Had I been subject only to his examination, my ordeal would not have been severe.
Well, indeed, might my mother say, that I should have severe trials.
In severe obedience to orders, therefore, he did not even now call.
She had held her inclinations in check with severe judgment.
But Nelly is coming bravely through a severe test of character.
"I do not understand, Rico," he said, with a severe glance at the boy.
Perhaps these strange symptoms were a sign that she was about to have a severe illness.
The losses sustained by the Brigade were indisputably most severe.
But my punishment was the same—a severe chill which made me very ill.
1540s, from Middle French severe (12c., Modern French sévère) or directly from Latin severus "serious, grave, strict, austere" (see severity). From 1660s with reference to styles or tastes; from 1725 of diseases.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEVERE
- on the button
- on the money
- on the nose