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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "severity":

    gravity, seriousness, intensity, harshness, rigour, stringency, strictness, acuteness, magnitude, rigor, acuity

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How to use severity in a sentence?

  1. William Schaffner:

    If you become sick, please call your health care provider, because they may well provide a prescription for antiviral drugs that can help reduce the severity and duration of your illness.

  2. Attorney General Tommy Thomas:

    Custodial sentences and criminal fines will be sought against the accused ... given the severity of the scheme to defraud and fraudulent misappropriation of billions in bond proceeds.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We want to help those who have become so badly addicted, this is a total epidemic and I think it is probably un-talked about compared to the severity we are witnessing.

  4. Hans Kluge:

    It is our assessment that this variant of concern may, over time, replace other circulating lineages as seen in the United Kingdom, and increasingly in Denmark, with increased transmissibility and similar disease severity, the variant does, however, raise alarm : without increased control to slow its spread, there will be an increased impact on already stressed and pressurized health facilities.

  5. Zhang Dongshuo:

    Chinese law stipulates that during an appeal, only if new evidence is discovered and retried can there be an increase in the severity of a sentence, they are not new facts so you cannot increase the severity of the sentence.


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