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Synonyms for severe

Synonyms for severe

rigorous and unsparing in treating others

cold and forbidding

causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort

conveying great physical force

having great consequence or weight

causing or marked by danger or pain, for example

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intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

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very strong or vigorous

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severely simple

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unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

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causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

very bad in degree or extent

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As species of the same genus have usually, though by no means invariably, some similarity in habits and constitution, and always in structure, the struggle will generally be more severe between species of the same genus, when they come into competition with each other, than between species of distinct genera.
But they are both virtuous and that gentleman, their father, is very severe with them.
S1: Ranking of the mild (a) and severe clinical signs (b) by the three different subgroups
In a 1996 Journal of Clinical Psychology article, Westefeld coined the term "severe weather phobia" as describing those "persons with an intense, debilitating, and unreasonable fear of severe weather," where severe weather was narrowly defined as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): American researchers have observed that severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence.
However, CDI may lead to severe disease characterized by profuse diarrhea ([greater than or equal to] 6 stools/day), severe abdominal pain, high fever, leukocytosis, and azotemia.
2 : hard to bear or deal with <severe suffering> <a severe test>
The 2007/2008 Parents of Children with Severe Special Needs Survey is conducted to obtain opinions from parents of children with severe special needs to assess their satisfaction with key areas of the education system.
Evidence also indicates that measles (rubeola) is more common and severe in pregnant women.
This rigorous, large-scale study showed that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate appeared to help people with moderate to severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, but not those with mild pain," says Stephen Straus, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
of Ireland announced February 9 the conclusion of an agreement for Eisai's strategic product acquisition in Europe of Elan's non-opioid severe chronic pain agent Prialt (ziconotide acetate).
About 10% of the asthmatic population has a severe form of the disease that can require progressively higher doses of corticosteroid drugs to manage the symptoms.
A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness.
1) One in five women surveyed at clinics in southeastern Texas had moderate or severe depressive symptoms, and these women had significantly elevated odds of having used hormonal contraceptives before age 13 or having had multiple partners.
By restraining the action of an immune system protein that can run amok, scientists experimenting on mice have reversed the course of severe sepsis, an often-lethal blood infection that shuts down vital organs.
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