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severity

noun

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the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism)
  • even though no one expected the film to be a hit with the critics, the director was taken aback by the severity of the criticism

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The first known use of severity was in 1530

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“Severity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/severity. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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