severeness
noun see severe

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • severeness — noun The property of being severe. Everyone was surprised by the severeness of the sentence the judge imposed …   Wiktionary

  • Severeness — Severe Se*vere , a. [Compar. {Severer}; superl. {Severest}.] [L. severus; perhaps akin to Gr. ??? awe, ??? revered, holy, solemn, Goth. swikns innocent, chaste: cf. F. s[ e]v[ e]re. Cf. {Asseverate}, {Persevere}.] 1. Serious in feeling or manner; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • severeness — See severely. * * * …   Universalium

  • severeness — n. seriousness; acuteness; difficulty, rigorousness; simplicity, plainness; harshness, strictness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • severeness — se·vere·ness …   English syllables

  • severeness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑grimness, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑rigorousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • severity — noun 1. used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑badness, ↑severeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑bad (for: ↑severeness), ↑severe …   Useful english dictionary

  • rigorousness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑grimness, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑severeness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rigourousness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑grimness, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑severeness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • badness — noun 1. that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency (Freq. 8) take the bad with the good • Syn: ↑bad • Ant: ↑goodness, ↑good (for: ↑bad) …   Useful english dictionary

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