- n used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
- n something hard to endure
- n extreme plainness
- n excessive sternness
- Patrik Elias in SI.com
After a couple of days [back] in Prague, [the doctors] told my wife that I might not be able to play hockey anymore just because of the severeness of the Hepatitis,Elias says.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin in China Daily
France respects China's policy......President Sarkozy has realized the severeness of the problem, and is willing to improve the relations with China,said Raffarin in a joint interview.