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Serious, severe and extreme - synonyms or related words

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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

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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