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Our ideas about love and attractiveness are so primal, our need for belonging so intense, that most of us are loath to abandon our favorite beliefs on these issues. If you've ever let yourself feel lovable and lovely, only to be deeply hurt, you may see accepting your own body as a setup for severe emotional wounding.
Martha Beck

Meaning of "severe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEVERE

From Latin sevērus.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEVERE

severe  [sɪˈvɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEVERE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Severe is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SEVERE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of severe in the English dictionary

The first definition of severe in the dictionary is rigorous or harsh in the treatment of others; strict. Other definition of severe is serious in appearance or manner; stern. Severe is also critical or dangerous.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEVERE


Bolivia
bəˈlɪvɪə
brevier
brəˈvɪə
clavier
kləˈvɪə
Dasht-e-Kavir
ˌdæʃtiːkæˈvɪə
Dasht-i-Kavir
ˌdæʃtiːkæˈvɪə
glendoveer
ˌɡlɛndəʊˈvɪə
Guadalquivir
ˌɡwɑːdəlkwɪˈvɪə
Latvia
ˈlætvɪə
laveer
lɑːˈvɪə
Octavia
ɒkˈteɪvɪə
Pavia
ˈpɑːvɪə
persevere
ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪə
revere
rɪˈvɪə
revers
rɪˈvɪə
Segovia
sɪˈɡəʊvɪə
sylvia
ˈsɪlvɪə
trivia
ˈtrɪvɪə
veer
vɪə
Xavier
ˈzeɪvɪə
Yugoslavia
ˌjuːɡəʊˈslɑːvɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEVERE

sever
severability
severable
several
severalfold
severally
severalties
severalty
severance
severance motion
severance package
severance pay
severely
severeness
severity
Severn
Severnaya Dvina
Severnaya Zemlya
Severus
severy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEVERE

anywhere
arriere
as it were
as you were
atmosphere
Bedivere
elsewhere
everywhere
Guenevere
Guinevere
here
mere
out there
premiere
Sir Bedivere
somewhere
Tevere
there
were
where

Synonyms and antonyms of severe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEVERE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «severe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of severe

Translation of «severe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEVERE

Find out the translation of severe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of severe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «severe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

严重的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

grave
570 millions of speakers

English

severe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंभीर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شديد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тяжелая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

severo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীব্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grave
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teruk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

深刻な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심각한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Abot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiêm trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடுமையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंभीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şiddetli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

serio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ciężkie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

важка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

severă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σοβαρή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ernstige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alvorlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of severe

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEVERE»

The term «severe» is very widely used and occupies the 5.804 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEVERE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «severe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «severe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about severe

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10 QUOTES WITH «SEVERE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word severe.
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Karl Abraham
A person who suffers from severe locomotor anxiety finds himself in an almost permanent state of mental tension. He wakes in the morning with the anxious expectation of having to go out somewhere in the course of the day.
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Ibrahim Babangida
At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
3
Walter Bagehot
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
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Abu Bakr
There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
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Martha Beck
Our ideas about love and attractiveness are so primal, our need for belonging so intense, that most of us are loath to abandon our favorite beliefs on these issues. If you've ever let yourself feel lovable and lovely, only to be deeply hurt, you may see accepting your own body as a setup for severe emotional wounding.
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Marisa Berenson
I wasn't happy at all as a child. I was very privileged and knew extraordinary people, but I felt very lonely: my mother thought I was extremely difficult and my grandmother was extremely severe.
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Saint Bernard
We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart.
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Pierre Bonnard
You reason color more than you reason drawing... Color has a logic as severe as form.
9
William J. Brennan, Jr.
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
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William J. Brennan, Jr.
Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEVERE»

Discover the use of severe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to severe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Severe Mercy
Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.
Sheldon Vanauken, 2011
2
The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Progress Notes Planner
This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., David J. Berghuis, 2008
3
Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
This essential text and practitioner guide is unique in its emphasis on fostering academic learning as well as life skills.
Diane M. Browder, Fred Spooner, 2012
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Severe Plastic Deformation: Toward Bulk Production of ...
Nanostructured materials possess properties superior to those of conventional, coarse grained materials. Hence designing potentially cost efficient and environmentally friendly products with better performance is a possibility.
Burhanettin Altan, 2006
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European Respiratory Monograph 51: Difficult-To-Treat Severe ...
Use of the pragmatic definitions over the past 10 years has led to an improved delineation of these patients. This monograph gathers expertise in the paediatric and adult severe asthma fields.
K. Fan Chung, E.H. Bel, S.E. Wenzel, 2011
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Challenging Behaviour: Analysis and Intervention in People ...
This is a thoroughly revised, expanded and updated new edition, giving a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary overview of challenging behaviour.
Eric Emerson, 2001
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Investigations and Applications of Severe Plastic Deformation
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Moscow, Russia, 2-7 August, 1999
Terry Lowe, Ruslan Z. Valiev, 2000
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The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner
This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., David J. Berghuis, Timothy J. Bruce, 2011
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Severe Personality Disorders: Psychotherapeutic Strategies
In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts provides the clinician with tools to diagnose and treat severe cases of personality disorder, including borderline and narcissistic structures.
Otto F. Kernberg, 1993
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A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness
The third volume in the Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations series, this will be extremely useful to students in psychiatric rehabilitation programs and social work classes dealing with the severely ...
Deborah R. Becker Research Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Robert E. Drake Andrew Thomson Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEVERE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term severe is used in the context of the following news items.
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High risk for severe weather Monday
Hazy and humid conditions for most of the night as we monitor a severe storm complex over Minnesota and Wisconsin. This features dives southeastward ... «WTHR, Jul 15»
2
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the greater Baltimore …
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect through 4 p.m. for northern Anne Arundel County and eastern Baltimore County. The National Weather Service ... «Baltimore Sun, Jun 15»
3
Severe storms bring large hail to Maryland
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH: The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of Maryland until 11 p.m., but pared it back ... «WBAL Baltimore, Jun 15»
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Severe Storms to Target Midwest Monday
The first official few days of summer will start off with a bang in the form of severe storms for parts of the Midwest and especially around the Great Lakes region. «AccuWeather.com, Jun 15»
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Update on Michigan's severe weather chance this afternoon/evening
The severe thunderstorm watch area is outlined in blue. It is southeast of Michigan, indicating that is where the severe storms should be located this afternoon ... «MLive.com, Jun 15»
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Severe thunderstorms threaten disruption on Friday
The past few days have seen quiet weather across much of the UK, thanks to high pressure sitting over us. However, that will change in the coming days, as low ... «Channel 4 News, Jun 15»
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Flood Warning for Hampden & Hampshire County, Severe
The 22News Storm Team has declared Tuesday a Severe Weather Alert Day in order to give you advanced warning of potential strong or severe weather later in ... «wwlp.com, Jun 15»
8
Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for state
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for all 10 counties until 7 p.m. Unlike Wednesday, when the strongest storms were in western and northern areas, the ... «WMUR Manchester, May 15»
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Severe Weather, Flooding Hammers the Plains: 1 Dead in Louisiana …
Another dangerous weekend of severe weather began Saturday in the Great Plains, as at least nine states saw reports of tornadoes. Then, the heavy rain ... «The Weather Channel, May 15»
10
Jimmy Greaves suffers severe stroke
Greaves is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday, just 10 days before he was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hall of Fame. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»

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