severely

  • 1 severely — 1540s, from SEVERE (Cf. severe) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

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  • 2 severely — [adv] harshly acutely, badly, critically, dangerously, extremely, firmly, gravely, hard, hardly, intensely, markedly, painfully, rigorously, roughly, seriously, sharply, sorely, sternly, strictly, with an iron hand; concept 569 Ant.… …

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  • 3 severely — se|vere|ly [ sı vırli ] adverb ** 1. ) very seriously: The decision would severely damage the economy of Colombia. Several of the passengers were severely injured in the accident. severely limited/restricted/reduced: The original scope of the… …

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  • 4 severely */*/ — UK [sɪˈvɪə(r)lɪ] / US [sɪˈvɪrlɪ] adverb 1) very seriously Several of the passengers were severely injured in the accident. The decision would severely damage the economy of Scotland. severely limited/restricted/reduced: The original scope of the… …

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  • 5 severely — adverb 1 very badly or to a great degree: a severely damaged building | severely disabled | His movements are severely restricted. 2 in a strict way: Parents don t punish their children so severely these days. 3 in a way that shows you disapprove …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 severely — se|vere|ly [sıˈvıəli US ˈvır ] adv 1.) very badly or to a great degree ▪ The town was severely damaged in the war. ▪ She s now severely disabled. 2.) in a strict way ▪ Parents don t punish their children so severely these days. 3.) in a very… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 severely — adjective 1) he was severely injured Syn: badly, seriously, critically; fatally; formal grievously 2) she was severely criticized Syn: sharply, roundly, soundly, fiercely, savagely 3) …

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  • 8 severely — adverb 1) he was severely injured Syn: badly, seriously, critically 2) murderers should be treated more severely Syn: harshly, strictly, sternly, rigorously 3) she looked severely at Harriet …

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  • 9 severely — adverb 1. to a severe or serious degree (Freq. 8) fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated badly injured a severely impaired heart is gravely ill was seriously ill • Syn: ↑badly, ↑ …

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  • 10 severely — adv. Severely is used with these adjectives: ↑autistic, ↑congested, ↑constrained, ↑cracked, ↑critical, ↑damaging, ↑defective, ↑deficient, ↑deformed, ↑depressed, ↑deprived, ↑ …

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  • 11 severely — severe ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of something bad, undesirable, or difficult) very great; intense. 2) strict or harsh. 3) very plain in style or appearance. DERIVATIVES severely adverb severity noun. ORIGIN Latin severus …

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  • 12 Severely — 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

  • 13 severely — adverb see severe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 severely — See severe. * * * …

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  • 15 severely — adverb In a severe manner …

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  • 16 severely — Synonyms and related words: acutely, ascetically, austerely, awfully, badly, barely, brutally, coldly, coolly, critically, crudely, cruelly, dangerously, dourly, dreadfully, entirely, fatally, forbiddingly, fully, gloweringly, gravely, grievously …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 severely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. critically, harshly, rigorously; see firmly 2 , seriously 1 …

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  • 18 severely — se vere·ly || sɪ vɪrlɪ / vɪə adv. seriously, gravely; acutely, critically …

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  • 19 severely — þearle …

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  • 20 severely — ad. 1. Harshly, sharply, sternly, rigidly. 2. Strictly, rigorously. 3. Painfully, fiercely, extremely, distressingly, afflictively …

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