Translation of severe in Spanish:
adjective severer, severest
- 1 1.1 (strict, harsh)(punishment/judge)don't be too severe on him
severono seas muy severo or duro con élthey were given a severe warningse les hizo una seria or severa advertenciaExample sentences1.2 (austere)
- Certainly, there should be stricter laws and more severe punishments for breaking them, if we want to live in a violence-free society.
- It was a strict regime and punishments were severe.
- We bore harsh criticism for our efforts and some of us suffered severe punishment.
- A girl in a rather severe suit wanted to see his driver's licence as proof of identity.
- He wears impeccably tailored suits in the traditional, severe Soviet style.
- As always, his attiring room looked windswept and severe: a plain chest, a narrow mirror, a low divan spread with furs.
- 2 2.1 (serious, bad)(illness/injury)
grave(weather)severe loss of blood
inclementegran pérdida de sangrethe building is in severe danger of collapseel edificio corre serio riesgo de derrumbarsethere is a severe food shortagehay una gran or seria escasez de alimentosExample sentences2.2 (difficult, rigorous)
- Mrs Al-Munchi is believed to have suffered a severe asthma attack earlier in the day.
- Henry Bartlam was only six weeks old when he suffered a severe asthma attack which nearly killed him.
- A girl died from a severe asthma attack that may have been triggered by bullying, an inquest heard.
- Jose Mourinho's managerial skills would face a severe test.
- The matches, all played in front of crowds in the impressive Hong Kong stadium, combine fast-handling rugby with severe tests of stamina.
- And Jewell knows he is now facing up to a severe test of his managerial skills as Wigan aim to set off on a winning run.
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