Synonyms of severity in English:

severity


See definition of severity

noun

1‘the severity of the disease’

SYNONYMS

acuteness, seriousness, gravity, graveness, severeness, grievousness, extremity

danger, dangerousness

2‘global warming was blamed for an increase in the severity of storms’

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strength, intensity, ferocity, fierceness, violence, power, powerfulness, force, forcefulness

3‘the severity of the winter may have killed the grass’

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harshness, severeness, cold, coldness, bleakness, extremity

ANTONYMS

mildness

4‘the Emperor was often on bad terms with his younger brothers, whom he treated with great severity’

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harshness, strictness, hardness, sternness, toughness, rigorousness, rigour, stringency, inflexibility, relentlessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness

brutality, inhumanity, cruelty, savagery

ANTONYMS

leniency

5‘Robyn flinched at the severity of his expression’

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sternness, dourness, grimness, sombreness, unfriendliness, graveness, gravity, soberness, seriousness, austereness, austerity, stiffness, flintiness, stoniness, steeliness

coldness, frostiness, iciness, frigidity

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geniality

6‘a white, filmy gown that contrasted with the black severity of her own attire’

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plainness, simplicity, restraint, lack of adornment, lack of decoration, lack of ornament, lack of embellishment, austerity, spareness, starkness

functionalism

ANTONYMS

elaboration