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- UK [sɪˈvɪə(r)lɪ] / US [sɪˈvɪrlɪ]
1) very seriously
Several of the passengers were severely injured in the accident.severely limited/restricted/reduced:
The decision would severely damage the economy of Scotland.
The original scope of the work had been severely reduced.2) in a very strict or extreme way
If anyone breaks the rules, they will be punished severely.
The army has been severely criticized for attacking the region.3) with an unfriendly attitude and a lack of humour
He stared at her severely.4) in an extremely plain style that is not attractive
her severely cut hair
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severely — 1540s, from SEVERE (Cf. severe) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
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severely — adverb 1. to a severe or serious degree (Freq. 8) fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated badly injured a severely impaired heart is gravely ill was seriously ill • Syn: ↑badly, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
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