- adj.十分严重的; 极为恶劣的; 严厉的; 苛刻的; 艰难的; 简朴的
- 比较级: severer;
- 最高级: severest;
- 副词: severely;
- 名词: severity;
According to the assessor's statement, the fire damage was not severe.
Severe damage witnessed the destructive force of the storm.
His dishonest behaviour came under severe censure.
The hurricane inflicted severe damage on the island.
There is a severe shortage of fuel.
The general had a severe manner.
The pace was too severe to be kept up for long.
Underneath his rather severe manner, he is really very kindhearted.
In the face of a severe crisis relating to international reserves, the government devalued the currency twice.
The most severe weather is yet to come.
The pain was severe, but tolerable.
It was objected that this severe measure might hurt people's feelings.
The building industry is experiencing a severe downturn in its workload.
Many severe colds undermined the old man's health.
Was his mother too severe on him?
The trees were killed off by the severe winter.
Costs will have to be kept down if severe public censure is to be avoided.
Severe cold turned our ears pink.
That dress looks too severe on you.
a severe asthma attack
Intensive farming in the area has caused severe degeneration of the land.
She suffered from severe depression after losing her job.
The severe conditions hampered attempts to pull the vessel free of the rig.
The recession may already be severe enough to ordain structural change.
In a news release, the company said it had experienced severe financial problems.
He has been fined five thousand pounds and given a severe reprimand.
State police say that high tides and severe flooding have damaged beaches.
His death dealt a severe blow to the army's morale.
In very severe cases, bunions may be surgically removed.
As demand for food rises faster than supplies are growing, the resulting food-price inflation puts severe stress on the governments of many countries.
When Jonathan Swift proposed, in 1729, that the people of Ireland eat their children, he insisted it would solve three problems at once: feed the hungry masses, reduce the population during a severe depression, and stimulate the restaurant business.
This can result in severe penalties that continue long after punishment is completed.
They receive severe penalties for committing minor offenses.
The impact of a salary cut is probably less severe for a scientist in the early stages of a career.
There's a flip side, however, as partners are more likely to become ill or die in the couple of years following their spouse's death, and caring for a spouse with mental disorder can leave you with some of the same severe problems.
For example, 10 bacteria or less of an especially deadly strain of bacteria can cause severe illness and death in people with compromised immune systems.
2018年12月四级真题（第三套）阅读 Section B
Wells are much more reliable sources of freshwater, and California is hoping that these deep wells may be the answer to their severe water shortage.
2018年12月四级真题（第一套）阅读 Section C
In the past, health experts warned us that the day would come in which it would become very difficult to provide medical care for even common problems such as lung infection or severe sour throat.
Uncommonly severe droughts brought on by global climate changes have led to forest-eating wildfires from Australia to Indonesia, but nowhere more acutely than in the Amazon.
When James realized how severe her illness was, she knew she had better hurry up and live life.
The most important warning is this: if you have severe symptoms and they don't go away, go down!
By noting where the most severe earthquake in U. S. history occurred.
Since he was speaking in the Midwest, he decided to begin by noting that the most severe earthquake in American history took place not in California or Alaska but at New Madrid, Missouri in
But insurance will be cold comfort following the failure on October 31st of VSS Enterprise, resulting in the death of one pilot and the severe injury to another.
2015年12月六级真题（第二套）阅读 Section C
In adults, excessive use of some pain-killing drugs may cause severe kidney damage.
2017年12月六级真题（第二套）听力 Section C
Rather than adding other metals, they developed a complex mechanical process involving repeated heating and very severe mechanical deformation, known as temp-forming.
2019年6月六级真题（第三套）阅读 Section A
If you take the medicine more than three times a week, you may get a rebound headache, which is far more severe than tension headaches.
2015年高考英语湖北卷 听力 原文
Symptoms of it include a headache that is constant but not severe, and a pain at the back of your head and the neck.
2015年高考英语湖北卷 听力 原文
They could still invalidate Fourth Amendment protections when facing severe, urgent circumstances, and they could take reasonable measures to ensure that phone data are not erased or altered while a warrant is pending.
The French measures, however, rely too much on severe punishment to change a culture that still regards beauty as skin-deep – and bone-showing.
Even among those who got a cold, the ones who felt greater social support and received more frequent hugs had less severe symptoms.
2017年考研真题（英语一）完形填空 Section Ⅰ
The French measures, however, rely too much on severe punishment to change a culture that still regards beauty as skin-deep–and bone-showing.
2016年考研真题（英语一）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
They could still invalidate Fourth Amendment protections when facing severe, urgent circumstances, and they could take reasonable measures to ensure that phone data are not erased or altered while waiting for a warrant.
2015年考研真题（英语一）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ收起真题例句
1. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;
"a severe case of flu"
"a terrible cough"
"under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
"a wicked cough"
2. very strong or vigorous;
"a hard left to the chin"
"a knockout punch"
"a severe blow"
3. severely simple;
"a stark interior"
4. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;
"a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
"a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
"a strict disciplinarian"
"a Spartan upbringing"
5. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
"a dangerous operation"
"a grave situation"
"a grave illness"
"grievous bodily harm"
"a serious wound"
"a serious turn of events"
"a severe case of pneumonia"
"a life-threatening disease"
6. very bad in degree or extent;
"a severe worldwide depression"
"the house suffered severe damage"
earnest, serious, grave, severe, solemn, sober