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severe

US [sɪˈvɪr]
UK [sɪˈvɪə(r)]
  • adj.极为恶劣的;十分严重的;严厉的;苛刻的
  • Web剧烈的;严格的;重度
Comparative Degree:severer  Superlative:severest  
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adj.
非常不好very bad
1.
极为恶劣的;十分严重的extremely bad or serious
a severe handicap
严重残疾
His injuries are severe.
他的伤很重。
severe weather conditions
恶劣的天气情况
a severe winter(= one during which the weather conditions are extremely bad)
严冬
The party suffered severe losses during the last election.
该党在上次选举中遭到惨败。
a severe shortage of qualified staff
合格员工的严重短缺
惩罚punishment
2.
~ (on/with sb)
严厉的;重的punishing sb in an extreme way when they break a particular set of rules
The courts are becoming more severe on young offenders.
法庭对青少年犯罪者的处罚趋于严厉。
a severe punishment/sentence
重罚;重判
不和善not kind
3.
严厉的;苛刻的not kind or sympathetic and showing disapproval of sb/sth
a severe expression
严厉的表情
She was a severe woman who seldom smiled.
她是个严肃的女人,脸上很少出现笑容。
非常困难very difficult
4.
艰难的;艰巨的;难度很大的extremely difficult and requiring a lot of skill or ability
The marathon is a severe test of stamina.
马拉松赛跑是对耐力的严峻考验。
风格;外貌;衣着style/appearance/clothing
5.
过于简朴的extremely plain and lacking any decoration
Modern furniture is a little too severe for my taste.
现代家具有点过于简朴,我不大喜欢。
Her hair was short and severe.
她的头发不长,也没有花样。

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