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severely

adverb

1 severely

To a severe or serious degree:
— A severely impaired heart.

synonyms: badly, gravely, seriously.

Roget 31: truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, ... show more

Roget 739: severely etc. adj.; with a high hand, with a strong hand, with a tight hand, with a heavy hand.    at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet.   



2 severely

With sternness; in a severe manner:
— Peered severely over her glasses.

synonym: sternly.

3 severely

Causing great damage or hardship:
— She was severely affected by the bank's failure.

synonym: hard.


Moby thesaurus: acutely, ascetically, austerely, awfully, badly, barely, brutally, coldly, coolly, critically, crudely, cruelly, dangerously, dourly, dreadfully, entirely, fatally, forbiddingly, fully, gloweringly ... show more.

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