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1. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality.

Synonyms

  • terrible
  • intense

Antonyms

  • secure
  • safe
  • uncritical

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Severe

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

Example sentences of the word severe


1. Verb, base form
Type N is ideal for anything that's exposed to severe weather and high heat.

2. Adjective
But if you become involved in a high-speed chase, the consequences are much more severe.

Quotes containing the word severe


1. Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'
- Temple Grandin

2. I'm about to make a wild, extreme and severe relationship rule: the word busy is a load of crap and is most often used by assholes. The word "busy"is the relationship Weapon of Mass Destruction. It seems like a good excuse, but in fact in every silo you uncover, all you're going to find is a man who didn't care enough to call. Remember men are never to busy to get what they want.
- Greg Behrendt

3. With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from oneend to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terroristattacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out ofthe Pledge of Allegiance?
- Jay Leno

2. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] very strong or vigorous.

Synonyms

  • strong
  • hard

Antonyms

  • undiscerning
  • dispensable
  • joyful

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)

3. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] severely simple.

Synonyms

  • plain
  • stark
  • austere

Antonyms

  • favorable
  • unsarcastic
  • noncrucial
  • unscholarly

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)

4. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.

Synonyms

  • serious
  • dangerous
  • life-threatening
  • critical
  • grievous

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • frivolous
  • birth
  • frivolity

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)

5. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment.

Synonyms

  • spartan
  • nonindulgent

Antonyms

  • nonintellectual
  • easy
  • invulnerable

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)

6. severe

adjective. ['səˈvɪr'] very bad in degree or extent.

Antonyms

  • playful

Etymology

  • severus (Latin)
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