severe

severe
شَدِيد \ bad, worse (worst): (of things that are never good) serious; severe: a bad mistake or accident; a bad cold. close: serious; careful: Keep a close watch on him. Pay close attention to him. drastic: (of actions, etc.) very serious; using unusual force to deal with serious trouble: Only drastic punishment will stop these crimes. extreme: very great: with extreme care. fanatical: like a fanatic: She doesn’t eat enough, because she has a fanatical fear of becoming fat. firm: (of people) strong; determined: a firm ruler. heavy: having more weight, size, force, etc. than usual: heavy rain; heavy losses; a heavy blow. high: great: a high wind; high speed. intense: very powerful or strong: intense heat; intense excitement. keen: (of the feelings) strong: a keen interest in sport. mighty: powerful: a mighty effort. passionate: showing passion: A passionate kiss. profound: (of interest, knowledge, etc.) deep. severe: (of things) bad or violent, causing anxiety; (of people) hard and merciless: a severe storm; a severe illness; a severe judge. strict: demanding obedience; firm: a strict parent; strict rules. stringent: (of conditions, rules, etc.) severe; demanding exact fulfilment. strong: powerful: a strong man; a strong wind, not easily damaged strong paper; strong shoes. violent: using force; fierce: a violent attack; a violent temper. vivid: (of a memory, a description, a flash of light, etc.) bright and clear. \ See Also مؤلم (مُؤْلِم)، قاس (قاسٍ)، عنيف، دقيق، بالغ (بَالِغ)، حازم (حَازِم)، قوي (قويّ)، مشرق (مُشْرِق)‏

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