severe

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Un adjetivo es una palabra que describe a un sustantivo (p.ej. el perro grande).
adjetivo
1. (estricto)
a. severo (castigo o crítica)
I think the punishment was too severe for a child.Yo creo que el castigo fue demasiado severo para un niño.
b. duro (castigo o crítica)
The play received severe criticism.La obra recibió duras críticas.
c. riguroso (reglas)
Some parents impose rules that are too severe upon their children.Algunos padres imponen unas reglas demasiado rigurosas a sus hijos.
2. (crítico)
a. grave (enfermedad o problema)
There's still no treatment available for this severe illness.Todavía no existe un tratamiento para esta grave enfermedad.
b. serio (problema o consecuencias)
She was involved in a severe car accident that put her in a coma.Estuvo involucrada en un serio accidente de carro que la dejó en coma.
3. (extremo)
a. duro (clima o invierno)
The north of the country is experiencing severe weather conditions.El norte del país se halla expuesto a condiciones climáticas duras.
b. riguroso (clima o invierno)
We should brace ourselves for a long and severe winter.Debemos prepararnos para un largo y riguroso invierno.
c. fuerte (dolor o helada)
She suffers from severe headaches.Padece de fuertes dolores de cabeza.
d. grande (dolor o escasez)
The pipe burst resulted in a severe loss of pressure.La rotura de la tubería ocasionó una gran pérdida de presión.
4. (exigente)
a. duro (situación o entrenamiento)
Having to live in different countries was a severe test for their relationship.Tener que vivir en países distintos fue una prueba difícil para su relación.
b. difícil (situación o entrenamiento)
The soldiers had to endure severe training.Los soldados tuvieron que soportar un entrenamiento difícil.
5. (adusto)
a. severo (mirada o expresión)
The coach had a severe look on her face after losing the game.La entrenadora tenía una mirada severa después de perder el partido.
b. serio (mirada o expresión)
Despite her severe appearance, she is a very warm person.A pesar de su apariencia tan seria, ella es una persona muy cálida.
6. (sin adornos)
a. sobrio (estilo)
Their new house has a modern and severe style.Su nueva casa tiene un estilo moderno y sobrio.
b. austero
Una palabra o frase ofensiva que se usa para degradar a una persona o a un grupo de personas basado en su raza, género, preferencia sexual, etc. (p. ej. cafre).
(peyorativo)
(estilo o traje)
The suit she was wearing was too severe. It looked like a uniform.El traje que llevaba puesto era demasiado austero. Parecía un uniforme.
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severe
Un adjetivo es una palabra que describe a un sustantivo (p.ej. el perro grande).
adjetivo
1. (harsh; person, punishment, criticism)
a. severo(a)
2. (pain)
a. fuerte, intenso(a)
3. (illness)
a. grave
4. (austere; style, architecture)
a. sobrio(a)
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severe [sɪˈvɪəʳ]
adjetivo
severer (comparative)severest (superlative)
1 (serious) [+problem, consequence, damage] grave; serio
The potential [consequences] are quite severe The blast caused severe [damage] and heavy loss of life
[+injury, illness] grave
It poses a severe [problem] for the Soviet leadership ...the after-effects of burns and severe [injuries] He suffered severe [burns] to his legs and face ...a severe case of concussion ...recovery from severe [illness]
[+defeat, setback, shortage] serio
...the Communist Party has suffered several severe [defeats] The party suffered a severe setback in the elections ...the severe [shortages] of goods in Romania's shops
[+blow, reprimand] fuerte; duro
The death of President Pompidou dealt a severe [blow] to the Gaullists he received a severe reprimand from his commanding officer they were given a severe ticking-off by their form master
[+pain, headache] fuerte
Steve passed out on the floor and woke up in severe [pain] there is usually severe abdominal [pain] and diarrhoea The migraines were severe and lasted two to three days at a time
I suffered from severe bouts of depression padecía profundas or serias depresiones; many families suffered severe hardship as a consequence muchas familias sufrieron enormes penurias a consecuencia de ello
a period of severe wage restraint
we have been under severe pressure to cut costs nos han presionado mucho para reducir gastos; to suffer a severe loss of blood sufrir gran pérdida de sangre
the patient has suffered a severe loss of blood and will take some time to recover
severe losses (Economics) enormes or cuantiosas pérdidas (f)
This may have accounted for our severe [losses]
2 (harsh) [+weather, conditions, winter] duro; riguroso
they often faced severe (weather) conditions during their expedition the weather has been most severe in Northern Scotland
[+cold] extremo
Birds should be provided with food and water during severe [winter] weather My suffering is aggravated by the severe [cold] * The start of the year brought a very severe [winter]
[+storm, flooding, frost] fuerte
...a particularly severe [storm] ...a severe hurricane ...leaves tough enough to withstand severe [frost] there has been severe flooding in many areas Towns in the eastern part of the country have been cut off by severe flooding
3 (strict) [+person, penalty] severo; [+discipline] estricto
She was a harsh mother and imposed severe discipline
I was his severest critic yo era su crítico más severo; to be severe with sb ser severo con algn
I hope the magistrate has not been too severe with him
4 (austere) [+person, appearance, expression] severo; adusto
In spite of her severe exterior, she was actually a kind person ...a severe and humourless man She wore a habitually severe [expression] Miss Grant gazed at him in a severe [manner] He spoke to her in a severe [voice]
[+clothes, style] austero
Her style of dress was somewhat severe ...a picture of a man in the severe costume of a 17th-century Puritan
[+hairstyle] (de corte) serio
she had her hair cut into a severe bob she had always favoured a rather severe hairstyle
[+architecture] sobrio
...severe Romanesque architecture
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