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Synonyms for severity
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. badness, severity, severeness(noun)

    used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

    Synonyms:
    hardship, severeness, rigor, naughtiness, austereness, harshness, hardness, asperity, stiffness, bad, inclemency, badness, rigorousness, mischievousness, grimness, rigourousness, rigour

  2. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness(noun)

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

    Synonyms:
    hardness, cogency, hard knocks, severeness, rigor, austereness, harshness, gruesomeness, asperity, luridness, rigour, stiffness, inclemency, badness, adversity, hardship, rigorousness, sharpness, grimness, rigourousness, ghastliness, validity

  3. austereness, severity, severeness(noun)

    extreme plainness

    Synonyms:
    harshness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, hardship, badness, grimness, austereness, asperity, inclemency, rigorousness, hardness, rigor, stiffness

  4. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

    Synonyms:
    insensibility, ruggedness, callosity, grimness, awkwardness, severeness, rigor, unfeelingness, austereness, harshness, hardness, asperity, stiffness, callousness, scratchiness, roughness, cogency, gracelessness, inclemency, inclementness, badness, bad weather, hardship, rigorousness, cruelty, cruelness, clumsiness, abrasiveness, rigourousness, rigour, validity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. severity

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, bitterness, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. severity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sternness, harshness, rigor, austerity, acrimony

  2. severity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strictness, exactness, accuracy

  3. severity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    simplicity, plainness, conciseness

  4. severity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sharpness, keenness, causticity

  5. severity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    extremity, afflictiveness, violence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. severity(n)

    Synonyms:
    rigor, rigorousness, harshness, exactness, cruelty, seriousness, gravity, violence, intensity, acuteness, austerity, simplicity, plainness, exactness, strictness, preciseness

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How to use severity in a sentence?

  1. Phil Mickelson:

    With the severity of the rough I'll have to drive the ball at my best, i can make some pars out of the rough but you're not going to win the tournament playing out of the rough.

  2. President Trump:

    Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, Joe Scarborough knows without the lockdowns Joe Scarborough knows this. Joe Scarborough may be playing stupid on TV, Joe Scarborough may be acting like hes dumb as dishwater on TV but Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, instead of 30,000 people dead right now itd probably be 300,000 dead right now. Joe Scarborough also has to know that if we reopen the government too quickly without the testing, if we reopen the economy without widespread testing a lot more people are going to die. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE On Thursday, President Trump announced a plan for reopening the economy that would take into account the fact that different parts of the country are experiencing the coronavirus outbreak differently. Trumps plan calls for three phases of reopening, based on the severity of the outbreak in each region. We are not opening all at once, but one careful step at a time.

  3. Daniel Brothers:

    Alternate explanations involving seafloor movement during the earthquake did not fit the timing and severity of the Chenega tsunami as described by eyewitnesses.

  4. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:

    The goal of the joint mission is to rapidly inform the next steps in the COVID-19 response and preparedness activities in China and globally, particular attention will be paid to understanding transmission of the virus, the severity of disease and the impact of ongoing response measures.

  5. Koji Wada:

    We may have more information about the risk of infection and the risk of severity of getting the virus, so we can prepare, so we can have some precautions for infection control... but I hope we can conduct the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled.


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