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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. Eva Longoria:

    Huffman's lawyers argued that the sentencing guidelines in those cases were much higher and reserved for the mastermind of schemes, not mere participants. Prosecutors, meanwhile, had argued that universities and testing companies were the victims of the schemes, and the amount that parents paid should correspond to the penalties' severity.But US Probation and Pretrial Services, which prepares pre-sentence investigation reports for each defendant, has argued overall, that the universities and testing companies suffered no monetary harm, and the price of the parents' bribes is therefore not relevant to any sentences. Actress Felicity Huffman loved ones wrote letters of support to the judgeMacy and other loved ones submitted letters to Judge Indira Talwani on Huffman's behalf, pleading for leniency. Each letter outlined Huffman's loyalty and commitment to the writer — an attempt to show Actress Felicity Huffman role in the admissions scam was an outlier in Actress Felicity Huffman life. Macy also shed some light on the immediate aftermath of Huffman's early morning arrest by the FBI in March.Two days after the arrest, Macy wrote, their eldest daughter was headed for an audition at a school she had her heart set on — one that didn't require SAT scores. But when Actress Felicity Huffman got off the plane, the school emailed Actress Felicity Huffman, formally rescinding its audition invitation because of the scandal. Eva Longoria and other celebrities write letters of support for actress Felicity Huffman ahead of Eva Longoria sentencingMacy wrote Eva Longoria and other celebrities daughter.

  2. Richard Schutzer:

    The best defense is a good offense, so as I said it’s not too late to get the vaccine yet, in addition, if you do have flu symptoms, let your doctor know. If they know within the first 48 hours there are several antiviral medications that they can start you on that not only decreases the duration of the disease, but also decreases severity of it.

  3. Holly Prigerson:

    The study is novel in that it evaluates retrospectively the depressive symptom severity of patients within 24 hours of death, i ’m unaware of any other study that has attempted this.

  4. Jeremy Warner:

    Right now, we're working to quickly get information about why some patients with cancer become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and identify the factors that affect disease severity and death, we're also interested in the effects of treatments that are being used to treat patients with cancer who have Covid-19.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    I always knew that pandemics are one of the worst things that could happen, i've heard about this for a long time, pandemics. You don't want pandemics. I don't think he was talking about a specific pandemic, he was talking about the threat of a pandemic could happen. And it could happen. Most people thought it wouldn't, and most people didn't understand the severity of it.


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