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severe
Part of Speech: superlative
Results: 5
3. Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold.
4. Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.
5. Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; - said of style, argument, etc.
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