feminine noun
1. (intensity) 
a. severity 
Considero que la severidad de la pena es excesiva para el delito cometido.I think the severity of the sentence is excessive for the crime committed.
b. harshness 
Islandia es un lugar precioso para vivir si sabes sobreponerte a la severidad del clima.Iceland is a beautiful place to live if you can overcome the harshness of the climate.
La severidad con la que educaron a mi padre le hizo un hombre asustadizo.The strictness with which my father was raised turned him into a fearful man.
2. (austerity) 
a. sternness 
La severidad del rostro del mayordomo le hizo pensar a Arturo que vivir con el conde no sería muy divertido.The sternness of the butler's face made Arturo think that living with the count wouldn't be very fun.
3. (gravity) 
a. severity 
La severidad del cáncer hizo que el paciente muriera en solo dos meses.The severity of the cancer was such that the patient died in only two months.
1. (de castigo, clima) 
a. severity, harshness 
2. (de enfermedad) 
a. severity, seriousness 
3. (de persona) 
a. strictness 
1 (en el trato) severity
2 (austeridad) sternness
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