He was diagnosed as severely dyslexic but extraordinarily bright.
The American continent's geography severely limited the lines of attack.
Nearly a third of the children were severely underweight.
But men are usually more severely affected than women.
Photos of the activist showed he was severely beaten.
Women involved in agricultural work are also severely affected.
You use severe to indicate that something bad or undesirable is great or intense.
...a business with severe cash flow problems...
I suffered from severe bouts of depression...
Steve passed out on the floor and woke up blinded and in severe pain...
Shortages of professional staff are very severe in some places.
The UN wants to send food aid to 10 countries in Africa severely affected by the drought...
联合国希望给非洲 10 个旱情严重的国家输送食物援助。
An aircraft overshot the runway and was severely damaged.
...the severely depressed construction industry.
Several drugs are used to lessen the severity of the symptoms.
Severe punishments or criticisms are very strong or harsh.
This was a dreadful crime and a severe sentence is necessary...
Before she could reply, my mother launched into a severe reprimand.
...a campaign to try to change the law to punish dangerous drivers more severely.
The Bishop said he was sickened by the severity of the sentence...
Believers were treated with the same severity as the Christians had been a few years earlier.
If you describe the appearance of someone or something as severe, you do not like its plain appearance and lack of decoration.
...wearing her felt hats and severe grey suits...
The cushions add a touch of colour in a room that might otherwise look severe.
When women started working in offices, they opted for severity in dress in order to imply sobriety.
He has a severely restricted diet.
Access to this information is severely restricted.
He told them off severely.
He was severely criticized and removed from his post.
He is severely put down for his careless work.
All through the faculty meeting Frank stood up for his friend who was being criticized so severely.
Ade and Brooks exchanged blows yesterday and they were severely punished today.
a school for severely autistic children
He was born with a severely deformed foot.
He was severely injured and never regained consciousness.
A fire had severely damaged the warehouse.
Both teams were severely depleted by injuries.
By the end of the winter the supply of grain was severely depleted.
Don’t worry about cutting the rose bushes severely,they always grow back,stronger and healthier than ever.
All cases of bullying will be severely dealt with.
1. to a severe or serious degree;
- " "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated" "
- " "badly injured" "
- " "a severely impaired heart" "
- " "is gravely ill" "
- " "was seriously ill" "
2. with sternness; in a severe manner;
- " "`No,' she said sternly" "
- " "peered severely over her glasses" "
3. causing great damage or hardship;
- " "industries hit hard by the depression" "
- " "she was severely affected by the bank's failure" "