Definition of severely in English:


Line breaks: se|vere¦ly
Pronunciation: /sɪˈvɪəli


  • 2Strictly or harshly: the culprits will be severely punished
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    • Subsequent cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with quite severely.
    • The implementation stage of the fair value scheme has been severely criticised.
    • The team that has already been severely punished by FIA earlier this year, also seems to be safe for now.
  • 2.1In a formal and unsmiling way: ‘I hope you’re not trying to steal my girlfriend,’ I said severely
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    • They were typical young recruits, too half-witted to know any better, but Ma was so fed up, he criticized them severely.
    • This means that when fundamentalists say they are obeying the word of God, they have severely understated the authority for their position.
    • In 1932 the cast would have been severely reprimanded backstage afterwards - and worse!
  • 3In a very plain style: her hair was severely pulled back into a bun
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    • It is now unusual to add eggs or fat, and rice pudding has tended to become a severely plain nursery dish.

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