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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French severite, from Latin severitas.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈvɛɹɨti/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti

NounEdit

severity (countable and uncountable, plural severities)

  1. The state of being severe.
  2. The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.
    The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.

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