Severity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Severity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ severity
severity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ strictness
strictness
harshness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ rigor
rigor
stringency
austerity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inclemency
inclemency
&c.(pitilessness) 914a
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ arrogance
arrogance
&c. 885
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ precisianism
precisianism
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ arbitrary power
arbitrary power
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ absolutism
absolutism
despotism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dictatorship
dictatorship
autocracy
tyranny
domineering
oppression
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ assumption
assumption
usurpation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ inquisition
inquisition
reign of terror
martial law
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ iron heel
iron heel
iron rule
iron hand
iron sway
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ tight grasp
tight grasp
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ brute force
brute force
brute strength
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ coercion
coercion
&c. 744
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ strong hand
strong hand
tight hand
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ hard lines
hard lines
hard measure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ tender mercies
tender mercies
=>(ironical)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sharp practice
sharp practice
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ pipe-clay
pipe-clay
officialism
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tyrant
tyrant
disciplinarian
precisian
martinet
stickler
bashaw
despot
hard master
Draco
oppressor
inquisitor
extortioner
harpy
vulture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ accipitres
accipitres
birds of prey
raptorials
raptors
PARAG:Severity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be-severe
be-severe
&c.->Adj.
assume
usurp
arrogate
take liberties
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ domineer
domineer
bully
&c. 885
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tyrannize
tyrannize
inflict
wreak
stretch a point
put on the screw
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be hard upon
be hard upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ bear a heavy hand on
bear a heavy hand on
lay a heavy hand on
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be down upon
be down upon
come down upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ ill treat
ill treat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ deal hardly with
deal hardly with
deal hard measure to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rule with a rod of iron
rule with a rod of iron
chastise with scorpions
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dye with blood
dye with blood
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ oppress
oppress
override
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ trample under foot
trample under foot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tread under foot
tread under foot
tread upon
trample upon
tread down upon
trample down upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ crush under an iron heel
crush under an iron heel
ride roughshod over
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rivet the yoke
rivet the yoke
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold a tight hand
hold a tight hand
keep a tight hand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ force down the throat
force down the throat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ coerce
coerce
&c. 744
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give no quarter
give no quarter
&c.(pitiless) 914a
PARAG:Severity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ severe
severe
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ strict
strict
hard
harsh
dour
rigid
stiff
stern
rigorous
uncompromising
exacting
exigent
exigeant
inexorable
inflexible
obdurate
austere
hard-headed
hard-shell
=>(U.S.)
relentless
Spartan
Draconian
stringent
strait-laced
searching
unsparing
iron-handed
peremptory
absolute
positive
arbitrary
imperative
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ coercive
coercive
&c. 744
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tyrannical
tyrannical
extortionate
grinding
withering
oppressive
inquisitorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inclement
inclement
&c.(ruthless) 914a
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ cruel
cruel
&c.(malevolent) 907
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ haughty
haughty
arrogant
&c. 885
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ precisian
precisian
PARAG:Severity->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ severely
severely
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a high hand
with a high hand
with a strong hand
with a tight hand
with a heavy hand
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ at the point of the sword
at the point of the sword
at the point of the bayonet

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • severity — UK [sɪˈverətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the seriousness of something bad or unpleasant severity of: The severity of the storm was less than expected. 2) the degree to which something is strict or extreme severity of: She was surprised by the… …   English dictionary

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