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severity

noun

1 severity

Used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather.

synonyms: badness, severeness.

Roget 576: plainness etc. adj.; simplicity, severity; plain terms, plain English; Saxon English; household words

Dutch: ernst, strengheid
Polish: dotkliwość



2 severity

Something hard to endure.

synonyms: asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness.

Dutch: ellende, ondraaglijkheid, ontbering, ontberingen, ruwheid

3 severity

Extreme plainness.

synonyms: austereness, severeness.

Polish: surowość

4 severity

Excessive sternness:
— Severity of character.

synonyms: hardness, harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, stiffness.

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Roget 914a: pitilessness etc. adj.; inclemency; severity etc. 739; malevolence etc. 907.   

Dutch: gestrengheid, strengheid
Polish: srogość, surowość


Moby thesaurus: Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, abruptness, absolute zero, absoluteness, abusiveness, accuracy, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, aggressiveness, algidity, aloofness, animality, asceticism, asperity, astringency ... show more.

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