severe - definition and synonyms


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  1. 3
    very strict or extreme

    The country has come under severe criticism for its human rights record.

    The most severe penalty he could get is ten years in prison.

    1. a.
      strict and giving strong punishments when rules are not obeyed
      severe on:

      She was equally severe on students who were late for class.

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  2. 4
    unfriendly and not smiling

    a severe expression

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  3. 5
    extremely plain in style in a way that is not attractive

    a severe hairstyle