What is severe?

  • (adj): Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality.
    Example: "Severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"
    Synonyms: terrible, wicked
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on severe:

Thorazine - Medical Uses
... It still is recommended for short term management of severe anxiety and aggressive episodes ... Resistant and severe hiccups, severe nausea/emesis and preanesthetic conditioning are other uses ...
Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - Prognosis
... late with signs and symptoms of coma, hyperkalemia, seizures, or severe acidosis have a poor prognosis ... Patients who develop severe central nervous system manifestations or stroke who survive may have long term neurologic dysfunction in some cases they may recover, although convalescence may be prolonged ... chronic dialysis or kidney transplantation, have been reported after severe poisoning ...
Snaffle Bit - The Mouthpiece
... Thinner mouthpieces are more severe, as are those that are rougher ... It is a fairly severe bit ... Stronger and more severe ...
Joseph G. Galway
... in Kansas City, Missouri), was an American meteorologist pioneering in the fields of severe convective storm forecasting and research ... He was one of the first forecasters for the Severe Local Storms Unit (SELS) and the National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC), and developed synoptic (as ...
Elizabeth Howe - Execution
... Public execution was considered the most severe punishment of the time in Puritan Massachusetts ... It is logical then that this severe punishment would come upon those convicted of a most severe crime witchcraft ...

More definitions of "severe":

  • (adj): Very strong or vigorous.
    Example: "A severe blow"
    Synonyms: hard, knockout
  • (adj): Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment.
    Example: "A parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
    Synonyms: spartan, strict
  • (adj): Very bad in degree or extent.
    Example: "A severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"

Famous quotes containing the word severe:

    One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    It’s unthinkable not to love—you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.
    Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990)

    from deep in the dark head
    his smile glowing
    outward into the
    room’s severe twilight,
    he lies....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)