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Noun
The state or quality of being harsh or difficult to endure
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“There were various reasons for the high turnover of labor, including the severity of the work conditions and the quality of life in the town.”
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The state or characteristic of being unyielding in one's ways, demands or expectations
“Nature asserted herself under circumstances which might have attempered the severity of her demands.”
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The fact or condition of being grave or having severe consequences
“The most appropriate option will depend on the severity of the situation and the specific nature of the problem.”
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A high or intense level of force or power
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“Though the severity of the storm had threatened the destruction of the entire armada, the brave and skillful commanders were never despondent.”
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A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression
“The old lady looked up into the laughing face, and the severity of her expression immediately yielded.”
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The quality or condition of being plain or uncomplicated in form or design
“This girl would have seemed less fetching to me without that contrast between the relish she obviously had for life and the mourning that seemed indicated by the severity of her attire.”
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
“It makes its appearance in the daytime, watching for mice, or for those weakly birds which have been compelled by the severity of the cold to take shelter there.”
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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Harsh or severe in nature
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Strict and austere religious conduct
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The amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present
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The fact or state of being unpleasant
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Regularity, restraint
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The characteristic of being rough or coarse in manner or disposition
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The state or fact of being oppressive or burdensome
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The state or quality of being awful, horrid or frightening
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A matter of interest or importance
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The state or fact of being crude, vulgar, or generally lacking in class or decorum
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Behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency
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