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Serious, severe and extreme - thesaurus

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noun

a course of action that is possibly the only way to achieve a particular result, but which is considered to be very extreme

serious

adjective

bad or dangerous enough to make you worried

severe

adjective

very strict or extreme

extreme

adjective

much more severe or serious than usual

awful

adjective

very serious or severe

grave

adjective

used for emphasizing how serious something is

acute

adjective

very serious or severe

desperate

adjective

extremely severe or serious

profound

adjective

very severe

rigorous

adjective

strict, or severe

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badly

adverb

in a serious or severe way

critically

adverb

extremely and seriously

crushing

adjective

very severe

dearly

adverb

with serious loss, damage, or trouble

dire

adjective

very severe or serious

draconian

adjective

formal extremely strict and severe

dreadfully

adverb

very severely

explosive

adjective

very powerful

extravagant

adjective

extreme, unusual, or unreasonable

extreme

adjective

very great in degree

far

adjective

used for asking or saying how true something is or to what degree it happens

far

adjective

used for talking about how extreme someone’s actions are or how great an effect they have

fatal

adjective

with very serious negative effects

fatally

adverb

so seriously that complete failure is the result

ferocious

adjective

severe or strong

fervid

adjective

formal strong, violent, or extreme

frontal

adjective

formal direct and severe

full

adjective

used for emphasizing that something is as loud, powerful, fast etc. as possible

grievous

adjective

formal extremely serious or severe

gross

adjective

extreme and unreasonable

heavy

adjective

very severe

heavy

adjective

informal serious and threatening

heavy-duty

adjective

informal very serious

high-level

adjective

at a more extreme or advanced level than usual

intense

adjective

very great or extreme

iron

adjective

very strong, strict, or severe

keen

adjective

very strong

keenly

adverb

very strongly

massive

adjective

very severe

merciless

adjective

mainly literary very severe

no laughing matter

something that should be treated seriously

profound

adjective

very great

proper

adjective

considered to be real or serious

raging

adjective

very serious, painful, or strong

rigid

adjective

done or applied in a strict and unreasonable way

savage

adjective

extremely severe

scalding

adjective

formal very severe

searing

adjective

extreme in degree or strength

severely

adverb

very seriously

severely

adverb

in a very strict or extreme way

sharply

adverb

in a severe way

sore

adjective

mainly literary great: used for emphasizing that something is very serious or that it upsets you a lot

spectacular

adjective

very sudden or extreme, and therefore attracting a lot of attention

stark

adjective

extreme and obvious

stiff

adjective

more severe or difficult than usual

strong

adjective

of a high degree or level

sublime

adjective

formal used for describing a feeling or quality that is extreme

supreme

adjective

very great

terminal

adjective

humorous extreme

tough

adjective

very strict and severe

towering

adjective

mainly literary very powerful or extreme

ultimate

adjective

if you have something such as ultimate power or responsibility, you have more power or responsibility than anyone else

unbearable

adjective

so extreme that you cannot deal with the pain, feeling, etc.

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