Definition of Severe:

  1. (of something bad or undesirable) very great; intense.

  2. Intense, austere, strict. An error on a companys financial papers could lead to severe consequences for the company..

  3. Strict or harsh.

  4. Very plain in style or appearance.

Synonyms of Severe

Harsh, Hard, Bitter, Bitterly cold, Cold, Bleak, Freezing, Icy, Arctic, Polar, Siberian, Extreme, Nasty, Draconian, Herculean, Siberian, Spartan, Spartanic, Abrupt, Absolute, Absolutist, Absolutistic, Abstruse, Acerbic, Acid, Acidulous, Acrid, Acrimonious, Acute, Afflictive, Aggressive, Agonizing, Algid, Aloof, Arbitrary, Arctic, Arduous, Aristocratic, Arrogant, Ascetic, Asperous, Astringent, Atrocious, Austere, Authoritarian, Authoritative, Autocratic, Awful, Badly, Bald, Bare, Basic, Bearish, Beastly, Below zero, Biting, Bitter, Bitterly cold, Bleak, Blistering, Bluff, Blunt, Blustering, Blustery, Boreal, Bossy, Brash, Brisk, Brumal, Brusque, Brutal, Burdensome, Candid, Caustic, Cavalier, Chaste, Churlish, Close, Cold, Cold as charity, Cold as death, Cold as ice, Cold as marble, Common, Commonplace, Complex, Constant, Cramping, Crimpy, Crisp, Critical, Crude, Cruel, Crusty, Curt, Cutting, Dangerous, Delicate, Demanding, Despotic, Dictatorial, Difficile, Difficult, Dire, Direct, Disagreeable, Disciplined, Distressing, Domineering, Double-edged, Dour, Drastic, Dreadful, Dry, Dull, Edged, Effortful, Elementary, Escharotic, Essential, Even, Exact, Exacting, Excessive, Excruciating, Exigent, Exorbitant, Express, Extravagant, Extreme, Faithful, Fastidious, Fatal, Feudal, Fierce, Fine, Flinty, Forbidding, Formidable, Frank, Freezing, Freezing cold, Frigid, Fundamental, Furious, Gelid, Glacial, Glowering, Gnawing, Grave, Gravely, Great, Grievous, Grim, Grinding, Griping, Gruff, Hairy, Hard, Hard-earned, Hard-fought, Hardly, Harrowing, Harsh, Harshly, Heavy, Heavy-handed, Hibernal, Hiemal, High-handed, Homely, Homespun, Homogeneous, Hostile, Hurtful, Hurting, Hyperborean, Ice-cold, Ice-encrusted, Icelike, Icy, Immoderate, Imperative, Imperial, Imperious, Incisive, Inclement, Indivisible, Inerrable, Inerrant, Inexorable, Infallible, Inflexible, Inhospitable, Inhuman, Inornate, Intemperate, Intense, Intensely, Intricate, Iron-willed, Irreducible, Irritating, Jawbreaking, Keen, Knotted, Knotty, Laborious, Lean, Lordly, Magisterial, Magistral, Markedly, Masterful, Mathematical, Matter-of-fact, Mean, Merciless, Mere, Meticulous, Micrometrically precise, Microscopic, Modest, Monastic, Monocratic, Monolithic, Mordacious, Mordant, Mortal, Mortified, Natural, Neat, Nice, Nipping, Nippy, No picnic, Nose-tickling, Not easy, Numbing, Obdurate, Of a piece, Onerous, Open, Operose, Oppressive, Outrageous, Overbearing, Overruling, Painful, Painfully, Painstaking, Paroxysmal, Penetrating, Peremptory, Piercing, Pinching, Pinpoint, Piquant, Pitiless, Plain, Plain-speaking, Plain-spoken, Poignant, Precise, Primal, Primary, Primitive, Prosaic, Prosing, Prosy, Pungent, Punishing, Punitive, Pure, Pure and simple, Racking, Raw, Refined, Relentless, Religious, Religiously exact, Repressive, Restrictive, Rigid, Rigorous, Rigorously, Rough, Roughly, Rugged, Rustic, Ruthless, Savage, Scathing, Scientific, Scientifically exact, Self-disciplined, Serious, Set with thorns, Severe, Severely, Sharp, Shooting, Short, Simon-pure, Simple, Simple-speaking, Single, Sleety, Slushy, Smart, Snappy, Snippy, Sober, Sore, Sour, Spare, Sparse, Spasmatic, Spasmic, Spasmodic, Spiny, Splitting, Square, Stabbing, Stark, Steep, Stern, Stiff, Stinging, Stone-cold, Stony, Stormy, Straightforward, Strait-laced, Strenuous, Strict, Strident, Stringent, Subtle, Subzero, Supercooled, Suppressive, Surly, Tart, Taxing, Terminal, Thorny, Ticklish, Toilsome, Tormenting, Torturous, Tough, Trenchant, Tricky, Truculent, Turbulent, Tyrannical, Tyrannous, Unadorned, Unaffected, Unbending, Uncluttered, Uncompromising, Unconscionable, Undecorated, Undeviating, Undifferenced, Undifferentiated, Unelaborate, Unembellished, Unerring, Unfancy, Unfeeling, Unfussy, Ungentle, Uniform, Unimaginative, Unornate, Unpleasant, Unpoetical, Unsmiling, Unsparing, Unsympathetic, Unvarnished, Unyielding, Uphill, Vehement, Venomous, Violent, Virulent, Vitriolic, Weighty, Wicked, Winterbound, Winterlike, Wintery, Wintry, Acute, Very bad, Serious, Grave, Critical, Dire, Drastic, Grievous, Extreme, Dreadful, Terrible, Awful, Frightful, Appalling, Sore, Plain, Simple, Restrained, Unadorned, Undecorated, Unembellished, Unornamented, Austere, Chaste, Spare, Stark, Ultra-plain, Unfussy, Without frills, Spartan, Ascetic, Monastic, Puritanical

How to use Severe in a sentence?

  1. A severe shortage of technicians.
  2. The charges would have warranted a severe sentence.
  3. She wore another severe suit, gray this time.

Meaning of Severe & Severe Definition