severe

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Adjective[change]

Positive
severe

Comparative
severer

Superlative
severest

  1. Very bad.
    He has a severe wound from dropping a big knife on his foot.
  2. Someone who is severe gets angry easily or frequently punishes people; they are harsh or strict.
    The teacher had a severe way of making the learners sit still.

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