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1. severely

adverb. ['səˈvɪrli'] to a severe or serious degree.

Synonyms

  • seriously
  • badly

Antonyms

  • advantageously
  • easy
  • ease

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • severe (English)
  • severus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Severely

  • cavalierly
  • sincerely
  • austerely
  • clearly
  • yearly
  • nearly
  • myrlie
  • merely
  • dearly
  • bierly
  • bierley

Example sentences of the word severely


1. Adverb
If the hair is severely tangled, pull the hair apart with a steel dog comb.

Quotes containing the word severely


1. Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old.
- John Green, Paper Towns

2. Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

3. It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and,when the wind turns against us,always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds,or to blame someone else for our mistakes.
- Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River

2. severely

adverb. ['səˈvɪrli'] with sternness; in a severe manner.

Antonyms

  • softness

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • severe (English)
  • severus (Latin)

3. severely

adverb. ['səˈvɪrli'] causing great damage or hardship.

Antonyms

  • undemanding

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • severe (English)
  • severus (Latin)
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