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noun, plural severities.
harshness, sternness, or rigor:
Their lives were marked by severity.
austere simplicity, as of style, manner, or taste:
The severity of the decor was striking.
intensity or sharpness, as of cold or pain.
grievousness; hard or trying character or effect:
The severity of his loss was finally becoming apparent.
rigid exactness or accuracy.
an instance of strict or severe behavior, punishment, etc.


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