Synonyms and Antonyms of severity
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> Synonyms exactingness, hardness, harshness, inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, sternness, strictness, stringency Related Words callousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness; dourness, gruffness; asceticism, austereness, austerity, monasticism; determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness; obstinacy, stubbornness Near Antonyms forbearance, indulgence, kindness, lenience, patience, softness, tenderness, tolerance; responsiveness, willingness; compliance, pliability, pliancy Antonyms flexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness
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