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Severely


SEVE'RELY, adverb

1. Harshly; sharply; as, the 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; effectively; greatly; as, to be severely afflicted the gout.

5. Fiercely; ferociously.

More formidable Hydra stands within,

Whose jaws with iron teeth severely grin. Dryden.