severity

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severity(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (seriousness)
a. la gravedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The hospital classified the patients by the severity of their illnesses.El hospital clasificó a los pacientes por la gravedad de sus enfermedades.
2. (harshness)
a. la severidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The swiftness and certainty of punishment is a greater deterrent than its severity.La rapidez y certeza del castigo disuade más que la severidad.
b. el rigor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The severity of the winter weather made my first day without a coat in spring all the more glorious.El rigor del clima invernal hizo que mi primer día sin abrigo en primavera fuera aun más glorioso.
3. (intensity)
a. la intensidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Never in my life had I experienced such severity of pain as when I tried to walk with a broken leg.Nunca en mi vida había experimentado tal intensidad de dolor como cuando traté de caminar con una pierna rota.
4. (austerity)
a. la austeridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The crisis forced the middle class to live a life of severity.La crisis obligó a la clase media a llevar una vida de austeridad.
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severity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (harshness; of person, punishment, criticism)
a. la severidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of pain)
a. la intensidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (of illness)
a. la gravedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (austerity; of style, architecture)
a. la sobriedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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severity [sɪˈverɪtɪ]
noun
1 (seriousness) [of illness] gravedad (f); seriedad (f)
in spite of the severity of her illness she still managed to carry on her work as head of the charity
[of pain] intensidad (f)
the severity of the pain will decrease as the drug starts to take effect
[of attack] dureza (f)
attacks on the civilian population have been of increasing severity
2 (strictness) [of character, criticism] severidad (f)
this magistrate is known for his severity in dealing with young offenders he was surprised at the severity of the criticism which greeted his proposals
3 (harshness) [of weather, conditions, winter] rigor (m)
in spite of the severity of the weather/conditions they were still able to make it to the finish the severity of the winter caught many by surprise
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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