severity

  • 1 Severity — Se*ver i*ty, n.; pl. {Severities}. [L. severitas: cf. F. s[ e]v[ e]rit[ e].] The quality or state of being severe. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Gravity or austerity; extreme strictness; rigor; harshness; as, the severity of a reprimand or a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Severity — may refer to:* Severity (2008 video game), an upcoming video game * a dimension for classifying seriousness for Technical support issues …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 severity — I noun acerbitas, acerbity, acrimony, asperity, austerity, causticity, cruel treatment, cruelty, ferity, ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, force, fury, gravitas, gravity, grimness, harshness, inclemency, inexorability, inflexibility,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 severity — late 15c., austerity or strictness of life, from M.Fr. severite, from L. severitas, from severus stern, strict, serious, possibly from *se vero without kindness, from se without (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) + *vero kindness, neuter ablative of verus …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 severity — [sə ver′ə tē] n. [Fr sévérité < L severitas] 1. the quality or condition of being severe; specif., a) strictness; harshness b) gravity, as of expression c) rigid accuracy d) extreme plainness or restraint, as in style …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Severity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Severity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 severity severity Sgm: N 1 strictness strictness harshness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 rigor rigor stringency austerity Sgm: N 1 inclemency inclemency …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 severity — se|ver|i|ty [ sı verəti ] noun uncount 1. ) the seriousness of something bad or unpleasant: severity of: The severity of the storm was less than expected. 2. ) the degree to which something is strict or extreme: severity of: She was surprised by… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 severity — UK [sɪˈverətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the seriousness of something bad or unpleasant severity of: The severity of the storm was less than expected. 2) the degree to which something is strict or extreme severity of: She was surprised by the… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 severity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ utmost (esp. BrE) ▪ moderate ▪ increasing ▪ varying ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 severity — /seuh ver i tee/, n., pl. severities. 1. harshness, sternness, or rigor: Their lives were marked by severity. 2. austere simplicity, as of style, manner, or taste: The severity of the decor was striking. 3. intensity or sharpness, as of cold or… …

    Universalium

  • 11 severity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Strictness Nouns 1. severity; strictness, harshness, rigor, stringency, austerity, straight face; ill treatment; inclemency, pitilessness, arrogance. See insolence, violence, authority. 2. (strict rule)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 severity — noun /səˈvɛɹɨɾi/ a) The state of being severe. The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence. b) The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 severity — 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 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

  • 15 severity — noun see severe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 severity — Synonyms and related words: Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, abruptness, absolute zero, absoluteness, abusiveness, accuracy, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, algidity, aloofness, animality,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 severity — se·ver·i·ty || sɪ verÉ™tɪ n. seriousness; acuteness; difficulty, rigorousness; simplicity, plainness; harshness, strictness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 severity — n. 1. Sternness, harshness, rigor, austerity, gravity, strictness. 2. Strictness, exactness, accuracy. 3. Simplicity, plainness. 4. Sharpness, keenness, causticity, acrimony. 5. Extremity, afflictiveness, violence, keenness. 6. Harshness, cruel… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 severity — n 1. harshness, rigor, rigorousness, stringency, asperity, strictness, roughness, extremity; inflexibility, unbendingness, unyieldingness, obdurateness, flintiness; persistence, unremittance, inexorability, implacability, relentlessness;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 severity — se·ver·i·ty …

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