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Main Entry: severe
Synonyms:
Draconian, Fascist, Herculean, Siberian, Spartan, Spartanic, abrupt, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, abstruse, abusive, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, afflictive, aggressive, agonizing, algid, aloof, arbitrary, arctic, arduous, aristocratic, arrogant, ascetic, asperous, astringent, atrocious, austere, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, awful, badly, bald, bare, basic, bearish, beastly, below zero, bigoted, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, blank, bleak, blistering, bluff, blunt, blustering, blustery, boreal, bossy, brash, brisk, brumal, brusque, brutal, burdensome, burning, callous, candid, caustic, cavalier, censorious, chancy, chaste, churlish, classic, close, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, coldblooded, common, commonplace, complex, conservative, constant, cramping, crimpy, crisp, critical, crude, cruel, crusty, curt, cutting, dangerous, delicate, demanding, despotic, dictatorial, difficile, difficult, dire, direct, disagreeable, disapproving, disciplined, distant, distressing, dominating, domineering, double-edged, dour, draconian, drastic, dreadful, dry, dull, earnest, edged, effortful, elementary, escharotic, essential, even, exact, exacting, exactive, excessive, excruciating, exigent, exorbitant, exploitative, express, extravagant, extreme, faithful, fastidious, fatal, fearful, feudal, fierce, fine, firm, flinty, forbidding, formal, formidable, frank, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, frozen, fundamental, furious, galling, gelid, glacial, glowering, gnawing, grave, great, grievous, grim, grinding, griping, gruff, hairy, hard-earned, hard-fought, hard, hardhearted, harrowing, harsh, heavy-handed, heavy, hibernal, hiemal, high-handed, homely, homespun, homogeneous, hostile, hot, hurtful, hurting, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, imhumane, immoderate, imperative, imperial, imperious, implacable, incisive, inclement, indivisible, inerrable, inerrant, inexorable, infallible, inflexible, inhospitable, inhuman, inornate, inquisitorial, insufferable, intemperate, intense, intensely, intolerant, intricate, iron-willed, ironhanded, irreducible, irritating, jawbreaking, keen, knotted, knotty, laborious, lean, lordly, magisterial, magistral, markedly, masterful, mathematical, matter-of-fact, mean, merciless, mere, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic, militaristic, minimal, modest, monastic, monocratic, monolithic, mordacious, mordant, mortal, mortified, nasty, natural, neat, nerve-racking, nice, nipping, nippy, no picnic, nose-tickling, not easy, numbing, obdurate, obstinate, of a piece, onerous, open, operose, oppressive, orthodox, outrageous, overbearing, overpowering, overruling, painful, painfully, painstaking, paroxysmal, pedantic, penetrating, peremptory, perilous, persistent, piercing, pinching, pinpoint, piquant, pitiless, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, plain, poignant, precise, primal, primary, primitive, profound, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pungent, punishing, punitive, pure, pure and simple, puritanical, racking, raging, raw, refined, regimented, relentless, religious, religiously exact, remorseless, repressed, repressive, restrained, restrictive, rigid, rigorous, rigorously, risky, rough, roughly, rugged, rustic, ruthless, satirical, saturnine, savage, scathing, scientific, scientifically exact, searching, sedate, self-denying, self-disciplined, serious, set with thorns, sharp, shooting, short, simon-pure, simple-speaking, simple, single, sleety, slushy, smart, snappy, snippy, sober, somber, sore, sour, spare, sparse, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spiny, splitting, square, stabbing, staid, starchy, stark, steaming, steep, stern, stiff, stilted, stinging, stone-cold, stony, stormy, straightforward, straitlaced, strenuous, strict, strident, stringent, subtle, subzero, supercooled, suppressive, surly, sweltering, tailored, tart, taxing, tempestous, terminal, thorny, ticklish, tight-lipped, tight, toilsome, tormenting, torturous, totalitarian, touch-and-go, touchy, tough, trenchant, tricky, troublesome, truculent, trying, tumultuous, turbulent, tyrannical, tyrannous, unadorned, unaffected, unbearable, unbending, uncertain, uncharitable, uncluttered, uncompromising, unconscionable, undecked, undecorated, undemocratic, undeviating, undifferenced, undifferentiated, unelaborate, unembellished, unembroidered, unerring, unfancy, unfeeling, unforgiving, unfurbished, unfussy, ungentle, uniform, unimaginative, unornamental, unornate, unpainted, unpleasant, unpoetical, unrelenting, unremitting, unsmiling, unsparing, unsympathetic, untrimmed, unvarnished, unyielding, uphill, vehement, venomous, vexatious, violent, virulent, vitriolic, weighty, wicked, wild, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, worrisome
 
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