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ADVERB (3)

1. to a severe or serious degree;
- Example: "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"
- Example: "badly injured"
- Example: "a severely impaired heart"
- Example: "is gravely ill"
- Example: "was seriously ill"
[syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]

2. with sternness; in a severe manner;
- Example: "`No,' she said sternly"
- Example: "peered severely over her glasses"
[syn: sternly, severely]

3. causing great damage or hardship;
- Example: "industries hit hard by the depression"
- Example: "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
[syn: hard, severely]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful. [1913 Webster] Your looks alter, as your subject does, From kind to fierce, from wanton to severe. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. Very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment. "Custody severe." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Come! you are too severe a moraler. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Let your zeal, if it must be expressed in anger, be always more severe against thyself than against others. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; -- said of style, argument, etc. "Restrained by reason and severe principles." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] The Latin, a most severe and compendious language. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold. [1913 Webster] 5. Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test. [1913 Webster] Syn: Strict; grave; austere; stern; morose; rigid; exact; rigorous; hard; rough; harsh; censorious; tart; acrimonious; sarcastic; satirical; cutting; biting; keen; bitter; cruel. See Strict. [1913 Webster] -- Se*vere"ly, adv. -- Se*vere"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

severely adv 1: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill" [syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously] 2: with sternness; in a severe manner; "`No,' she said sternly"; "peered severely over her glasses" [syn: sternly, severely] 3: causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure" [syn: hard, severely]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "severely": acutely, ascetically, austerely, awfully, badly, barely, brutally, coldly, coolly, critically, crudely, cruelly, dangerously, dourly, dreadfully, entirely, fatally, forbiddingly, fully, gloweringly, gravely, grievously, grimly, harshly, inhumanly, mercilessly, modestly, mortally, onerously, painfully, permanently, plainly, primitively, punitively, relentlessly, rigorously, savagely, seriously, simply, soberly, sparely, sparsely, starkly, sternly, strictly, stringently, terminally, tyrannically