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What is another word for severely?

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Adverb
To a generally great or extreme degree
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“In the last dry years, underground water supplies have severely diminished.”
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To an undesirably intense or forceful degree
“In three French cities severely affected by the heatwave, risk factors for mortality among the elderly were examined.”
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In a harsh or oppressive manner
“Anyone who flees and then is caught is to be punished severely by a public whipping, in order to discourage others from doing the same.”
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In a tempestuous manner
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“The weather is very unfavorable for observations, and the winds blow severely throughout the gulf.”
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In a serious or stern manner
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“I was much disconcerted when the Captain glared at me severely through his pince-nez and told me that if I was an anti-Dreyfusard, I must be an imbecile.”
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In a stark manner, without frills or adornment
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“Marsha saw to it that the house was amply stocked with foods, healthy foods, and the windows decorated severely.”
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In a manner indicative of danger, urgency or seriousness
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“His strength was severely compromised and he knew he was in trouble.”
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With great strength, energy or force
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“Kalita, after seeing this, ran after the goat and hit it severely on the head with a piece of wood.”
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To an extreme degree of coldness
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In an emotionally difficult manner
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Adverb for demanding great ability, skill, or resilience
“Having to go through files and records dating back decades is a rather severe task.”
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Adverb for harsh, usually to a disproportionate degree
“The commission will be placing severe restrictions on the rights of broadcasters to offer online services.”
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Adverb for strict or harsh in the treatment of others
“She subjected her son to a severe tongue-lashing for his misdemeanor.”
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(of a pain or discomfort) Adverb for causing discomfort by its harshness
“The constant nagging and complaining would give me a severe headache.”
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(of cold weather or climate) Adverb for causing discomfort by its harshness
“A severe winter storm has enveloped much of the east coast, delivering snow and strong winds.”
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