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Severe
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Severe as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 81 answers for the crossword clue 'Severe', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Severe a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Severe as an answer itself some 261 times.

Severe is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 with the answer being STERN, but the most popular answer for this clue is HARSH.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
  • Very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
  • Very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"
  • Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"
  • Severely simple; "a stark interior"
  • Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BAD
Nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"

SHY SURINDER SOBTI
A quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

4 Letters

BALD SURINDER SOBTI
Grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already"

BARE SURINDER SOBTI
Lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

CALM SURINDER SOBTI
Wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

COLD SURINDER SOBTI
The sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"

DEAR SURINDER SOBTI
A sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

DIRE SURINDER SOBTI
Causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

DOUR Howard
Stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

FIRM SURINDER SOBTI
The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

GRIM
Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

HARD
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"

HURT SURINDER SOBTI
The act of damaging something or someone

KEEN SURINDER SOBTI
A funeral lament sung with loud wailing

LOUD SURINDER SOBTI
Characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"

MEAN SURINDER SOBTI
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

NUMB SURINDER SOBTI
Make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

POOR SURINDER SOBTI
People without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance"

RUDE SURINDER SOBTI
Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"

SORE SURINDER SOBTI
An open skin infection

WILD SURINDER SOBTI
A wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

5 Letters

ACUTE
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

BROKE SURINDER SOBTI
Lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"

CLOSE SURINDER SOBTI
The concluding part of any performance

CRUEL SURINDER SOBTI
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

EXACT SURINDER SOBTI
Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"

GRAVE
A place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"

GREAT SURINDER SOBTI
Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"

HARSH
Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

NASTY SURINDER SOBTI
Characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

PLAIN SURINDER SOBTI
Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

SHARP SURINDER SOBTI
Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

SMART SURINDER SOBTI
Be the source of pain

SOBER SURINDER SOBTI
Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

STARE SURINDER SOBTI
A fixed look with eyes open wide

STARK
Completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

STERN
Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

STIFF SURINDER SOBTI
The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

TOUGH SURINDER SOBTI
Someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

6 Letters

BROKEN SURINDER SOBTI
Not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"

HUMBLE SURINDER SOBTI
Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski

MIGHTY SURINDER SOBTI
(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"

MORTAL SURINDER SOBTI
A human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

POTENT SURINDER SOBTI
Having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

RAGING SURINDER SOBTI
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"

SIMPLE SURINDER SOBTI
A person lacking intelligence or common sense

STORMY SURINDER SOBTI
Characterized by violent emotions or behavior; "a stormy argument"; "a stormy marriage"

STRICT
Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

WICKED
Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"

7 Letters

ARDUOUS
Difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

AUSTERE
Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

CAREFUL SURINDER SOBTI
Mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"

DRASTIC
Forceful and extreme and rigorous; "drastic measures"

EARNEST SURINDER SOBTI
Not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal

EXTREME
The furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"

HATEFUL SURINDER SOBTI
Evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly

INTENSE
(of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"

SERIOUS
Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

SPARTAN
A resident of Sparta

8 Letters

DIVORCED SURINDER SOBTI
Of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved

EXACTING
Requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

GRIEVOUS
Causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"

HOPELESS SURINDER SOBTI
Certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"

KNOCKOUT
A blow that renders the opponent unconscious

RIGOROUS
Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

TERRIBLE
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

9 Letters

DANGEROUS
Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

DEMANDING
Requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

FANTASTIC SURINDER SOBTI
Extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"

INCLEMENT
(of weather or climate) severe

STRINGENT
Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

TERRIFIED SURINDER SOBTI
Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"

UNSPARING
Not forbearing; ruthless; "an unsparing critic"

10 Letters

ASTRINGENT
A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

FORBIDDING
An official prohibition or edict against something

OUTRAGEOUS SURINDER SOBTI
Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

TORRENTIAL
Relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent; "torrential erosion"; "torrential adaptations seen in some aquatic forms"

11 Letters

DISTRESSING SURINDER SOBTI
Causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"

INTEMPERATE SURINDER SOBTI
Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"

12 Letters

BROKENBACKED SURINDER SOBTI

15 Letters

LIFETHREATENING

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