Definition for SE-VERE-LY

SE-VERE-LY, adv.

  1. Harshly; sharply; as, to chide one severely.
  2. Strictly; rigorously; as, to judge one severely. To be or fondly or severely kind. – Savage.
  3. With extreme rigor; as, to punish severely.
  4. Painfully; afflictively; greatly; as, to be severely afflicted with the gout.
  5. Fiercely; ferociously. More formidable Hydra stands within, / Whose jaws with iron teeth severely grin. – Dryden.

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