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Noun
A rigorous imposition of standards
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“The Emperor was often on bad terms with his younger brothers, whom he treated with great severity.”
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The fact or condition of being severe
“Magistrates told Lawrence that the severity of the offences could warrant a custodial term.”
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The fact or condition of being severe
“A white, filmy gown that contrasted with the black severity of her own attire.”
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The fact or condition of being severe
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“Global warming was blamed for an increase in the severity of storms.”
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The fact or condition of being severe
“The severity of the winter may have killed the grass.”
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The fact or condition of being severe
“Robyn flinched at the severity of his expression.”
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Cruel behaviour or attitudes
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Harshness of tone or manner
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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 quality of being staid or solemn
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A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power
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Regularity, restraint
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The state or quality of being awful, horrid or frightening
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Heaviness or onerousness
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Behaviour, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency
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Temperance
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A matter of interest or importance
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The state or fact of being crude or vulgar
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