Synonyms of severity in English:

severity


See definition of severity

noun

1‘the severity of the disease’

SYNONYMS
acuteness, seriousness, gravity, graveness, severeness, grievousness, extremity
danger, dangerousness

2‘global warming was blamed for an increase in the severity of storms’

SYNONYMS
strength, intensity, ferocity, fierceness, violence, power, powerfulness, force, forcefulness

3‘the severity of the winter may have killed the grass’

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harshness, severeness, cold, coldness, bleakness, extremity
ANTONYMS

mildness

4‘the Emperor was often on bad terms with his younger brothers, whom he treated with great severity’

SYNONYMS
harshness, strictness, hardness, sternness, toughness, rigorousness, rigour, stringency, inflexibility, relentlessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness
brutality, inhumanity, cruelty, savagery
ANTONYMS

leniency

5‘Robyn flinched at the severity of his expression’

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sternness, dourness, grimness, sombreness, unfriendliness, graveness, gravity, soberness, seriousness, austereness, austerity, stiffness, flintiness, stoniness, steeliness
coldness, frostiness, iciness, frigidity
ANTONYMS

geniality

6‘a white, filmy gown that contrasted with the black severity of her own attire’

SYNONYMS
plainness, simplicity, restraint, lack of adornment, lack of decoration, lack of ornament, lack of embellishment, austerity, spareness, starkness
functionalism
ANTONYMS

elaboration