Textual thesaurus for "severe"

(adj) dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

a dangerous operation; a grave situation; a grave illness; grievous bodily harm; a serious wound; a serious turn of events; a severe case of pneumonia; a life-threatening disease

(adj) spartan

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

a parent severe to the pitch of hostility- H.G.Wells; a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien; a strict disciplinarian; a Spartan upbringing

(adj) terrible, wicked

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

severe pain; a severe case of flu; a terrible cough; under wicked fire from the enemy's guns; a wicked cough

(adj) stern, austere, stark

severely simple

a stark interior

(adj) knockout, hard

very strong or vigorous

strong winds; a hard left to the chin; a knockout punch; a severe blow