Synonym of severe

Alternative for severe

severer, severest

Synonym: austere, harsh, rough, stern, strict, stringent,

Antonym: lenient,

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Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
hard harsh strict rigid cruel oppressive stern inexorable relentless rigorous unrelenting pitiless brutal inhuman rough uncompromising implacable tough bitter burdensome excruciating grave grievous grim humorless humourless nasty onerous repressive rugged searing sedate serious sober sobersided solemn staid stiff trying flinty murderous savage astringent no-nonsense obdurate uncomic unsmiling weighty hard-nosed po-faced heavy austere extreme draconian sombre somber earnest dire terrible dreadful awful bad hardhanded tyrannical unpleasant bleak forbidding intense despotic excessive stringent dismal critical acute authoritarian harrowing distressing drastic autocratic substantial painful forceful significant dictatorial gloomy dour domineering worrying imperious far-reaching hostile overbearing wretched ruthless disagreeable horrible depressing major absolute miserable ghastly profound considerable dangerous great merciless exacting consequential crushing punishing overwhelming firm intemperate tyrannous demanding urgent cheerless inflexible desolate important shocking horrendous unyielding high-handed agonizing appalling frightful fierce momentous stark monstrous inhospitable iron-fisted exigent sad comfortless overweening upsetting peremptory heavy-handed torturous sullen authoritative joyless inclement crucial glum radical desperate uncomfortable disturbing agonising horrific arbitrary spartan bossy troublesome atrocious harmful swingeing punitive pivotal vital dreary tormenting violent undemocratic strong exorbitant difficult masterful big horrid unkind threatening foul woeful anti-democratic tyrannic extensive horrifying drab immoderate traumatic sharp key hurtful high-priority heavyweight all-important devastating distressful galling portentous unwelcoming funereal uninviting intolerable dark totalitarian abominable rotten magisterial vile tremendous autocratical tragic ferocious coercive gray grey cold ugly alarming daunting inordinate of consequence life and death gruesome troubling afflicting of great consequence life-and-death monumental dogmatic discomforting enormous disquieting sweeping unjust grisly unbending frightening massive thorough macabre decisive injurious callous unhappy distasteful morose vicious unfriendly mean lousy dull doleful disheartening morbid stony-faced deadpan offensive sour gross of great importance no joke no laughing matter of great import of moment of significance big deal pressing mournful large unmerciful illiberal nightmarish quiet mighty subdued unbearable humongous filthy life-threatening perilous unwelcome stressful irksome revolting wild extravagant heartrending crippling complete taxing huge autarchic adverse hideous disastrous menacing doctrinaire lamentable sinister prodigious towering unpalatable immense foreboding unreasonable destructive poker-faced whopping depressive bare direful total fearsome objectionable dispiriting stupendous lonely unfortunate execrable forlorn fatal unfeeling vast intimidating stormy iron-handed hard-line arrogant utter exceptional saturnine unhumorous extraordinary godforsaken tempestuous commanding hellacious fearful damaging lurid formidable sickening black heavy-duty disconcerting dominating muted inconsiderate insensitive terrific almighty deep mortal exhaustive heartbreaking calamitous out-and-out underlined comprehensive serious-minded unsettling gigantic colossal gut-wrenching thoroughgoing insufferable long-faced heart-rending godawful shattering deadly disgusting ominous unforgiving concerning tortuous brassbound unendurable hazardous disciplinarian lethal ironhanded outrageous remorseless repugnant businesslike unfavorable unfavourable unnerving terrifying disconsolate drear unsparing displeasing vexatious repulsive confining cast-iron pronounced unsavory afflictive plutonian tenebrous sepulchral lugubrious tenebrific officious abhorrent giant haughty strenuous annoying icky yucky yukky chilling tragical lonesome elegiacal dreich elegiac wicked remarkable unlovely unpleasing uncongenial sizable odious egregious sobering precarious very great material unsavoury chill darkening Cimmerian pushy ginormous appreciable hefty capital unamusing resolute off-putting astronomical downbeat discouraging suppressive parlous unfair unusual hair-raising eventful imperative catastrophic straight-faced squally high and mighty heartless curt barren undue hard-hearted blustery turbulent worrisome cataclysmic steep dingy coarse unconscionable unsympathetic high loathsome perturbing Spartan dirty baroque devilish dry crude grinding entire summary impersonal overextravagant insane plethoric overmuch overdue unspeakable poor agitating regrettable tight deleterious anguished brusque monocratic clinical ruinous poignant tactless hardheaded peracute sterile painstaking hairy fraught troublous expressionless impassive disapproving ramrod barbarous sadistic titanic intractable brutish unpermissive full scrupulous meticulous straitened very bad straight boring tedious fundamental tsarist czarist dread blank bearish uninhabitable powerful mortifying all-out repellent gruff beastly maximum earth-shattering utmost melancholy improper detestable irritating sizeable meaningful institutional scary Neronian ponderous subjugating controlling nauseating redoubtable hateful astronomic thumping notable noteworthy heinous obnoxious downright depressed unappealing compelling dyed-in-the-wool mega thunderous negative lordly principal spine-chilling grody epic determined deplorable dominant inauspicious wilful willful unsafe crashing blue cocky grim-faced loud imposing large-scale imperial undesirable preposterous flagrant uncommon thundering outstanding rare whacking baleful insistent bookish assertive sheer egotistic solid cardinal especial impactful burning historic striking sourpuss down hurting over the top high-level supreme cold sober by the book thoughtful intensive obstinate wide-ranging emphatic nerve-racking resolved ill-fated jeopardous heavy-going uncomical humiliating abusive Draconian fascist stifling abrasive gutting gory stolid empty punitory formal sky-high inflated extortionate all-powerful disadvantageous wounding dramatic constraining prohibiting governing restrictive exploitive dim impoverished oppressed prohibitive iniquitous fascistic grewsome very severe rowdy racking pained sunless murky cloudy routine colourless uniform poverty-stricken inimical jarring bare-bones real bullying hellish pokerfaced raging agitated heaving choppy stony biting one-party thoughtless dreaded regimented untoward staggering stunning bothersome invidious unlimited inept undiplomatic bungling tumultuous rancid pesky wearing puritanical douce petrifying inconvenient punk monotonous ill-starred dystopian OTT overstrict hard to please paralysing overpowering leaden sage dignified bullish nagging systematic scarring mirthless concentrated bloodthirsty barbaric pushing driving czarlike raw deathly intransigent colorless arduous toilsome mammoth demoralizing demoralising fantastic extended copious abrupt brisk paralyzing regnant strong-willed pushful insolent tenacious throwing one's weight about moody inhumane extremely upsetting binding oversized king-sized king-size Herculean toxic stone-faced strictly business positive wintry detrimental detailed in-depth concerted hard-pressed hopeless shadowy tortured doubtful treacherous apocalyptic rocky unpropitious discommodious troubled full of hardship strained ill-omened ill-boding messy profuse voluminous ample disproportionate storm-tossed steadfast damning cataclysmal devastative headstrong intolerant unconcerned brute wanton indifferent infernal uncaring fiendish butcherly bestial truculent valid picky convincing set acrimonious drawing ironclad brick-wall roaring booming resounding deafening ear-splitting ear-piercing contemplative ruminative unplayful reflective pensive deep in thought introspective composed bound and determined chilly rainy freezing brooding broad all-absorbing vigorous all-inclusive all-encompassing in driver's seat on high horse crack the whip dogmatical incurable malignant poisonous unmitigated exaggerated zealous unqualified decided definite fixed certain undeniable finished encyclopedic wholesale wide dogged hardened hard-core hardhearted unflinching uncharitable single-minded evil-looking spooky bodeful mean-looking unpromising robust abundant snowy wet drizzly icy damp windy clamorous crack-the-whip pompous dictative proud hulking king size jumbo monster fanatical discomposing crummy close assiduous all-embracing minute conscientious methodical annihilatory catastrophal sore encyclopaedic universal revolutionary jeopardizing ultimate unalloyed uber arrant rank right unadulterated veritable proper pure creepy uncomforting cramped not comfortable unsatisfactory abysmal stinking unacceptable diabolical unconventional overkill unseemly ascetical immovable mulish ossified disciplinary bullheaded browbeating stiff-necked ascetic herculean provoking cold-blooded hard and fast very loud bumper explosive exquisite searching blistering keen vehement high-pressure elaborate widespread careful sedulous furious repellant grotty saddening pathetic affecting uncool awkward nauseous imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational throwing weight around substantive glowering landmark full-scale studious owlish pernicious prejudicial unsound nocuous annihilative boisterous sorrowful top surpassing incredible phenomenal touch and go very dangerous dead set on by the numbers persistent accelerated fast speeded-up suggestive of evil much headline preponderant obvious special unforgettable keynote generous milestone conclusive glaring fateful newsworthy glorious marked particular earthshaking sensational distinctive noticeable signal resonant memorable worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum impressive front-page unordinary ponderable potent climacteric conspicuous too much wintery unrefined pervasive heightened above average super abnormal increased intensified escalated handsome healthy jacked up boundless limitless baneful thorny unhealthy risky jeopardising noxious O.T.T. out of proportion core humungous superb uttermost gargantuan rude uncouth paramount pertinent intrinsic focal nail-biting heart-breaking extremely bad nerve-wracking major league backbreaking headache superincumbent ultra advanced iconoclastic loutish uncultured central primary integral main excellent leviathan max marvelous mountainous churlish ungracious matter of life and death rough going prime essential vulgar blunt impolite restrained boorish uncivil crass discourteous ill-bred marvellous telling foremost overriding determining influential immediate top-priority worthwhile pointed prominent instrumental salient plain ribald oafish lewd unpolished indelicate obscene uncultivated indecent profane indecorous bluff ill-mannered unmannerly root-and-branch major-league top-level overshadowing life-changing grand big-league big-time of concern high-profile of note big league top-to-bottom inelegant roughcast vulgarian bawdy repressed unadventurous unpretentious understated traditional conventional conservative unflashy louring bad-mannered steely untutored awesome vexing dismaying tasteless lowbrow lowbred foul-mouthed ungentle artless insensible unceremonious common dark-coloured very big roughneck incult unladylike lowering ungentlemanly raffish dark-colored whopping great whacking great low-key toned-down low-keyed toned down

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Significant in the degree of importance or seriousness, typically requiring immediate action or attention
critical extreme serious terrible drastic grave acute alarming awful dire distressing appalling dangerous desperate dreadful grievous parlous woeful frightful perilous worrying catastrophic consequential peracute profound ruinous sore life-threatening very bad urgent pressing crucial exigent compelling vital crying burning imperative importunate great clamant imperious emergent necessitous instant essential paramount fundamental demanding attention vehement fierce furious intense climacteric vicious very grave hazardous precarious important egregious bad decisive sudden afflictive all-important life-and-death significant necessary key indispensable required high-priority pivotal of the essence requisite needed of great consequence of the utmost importance pre-eminent integral mandatory needful must-have vitally important called for compulsory obligatory central prerequisite clamorous momentous heavy risky demanding insistent major exacting weighty very great immediate basic primary substantive cardinal all important defining immoderate binding overriding basal peremptory coercive unavoidable fateful very important mission-critical business-critical uncertain calamitous constraining intolerable lamentable hopeless deplorable radical chancy emergency impelling dicey inescapable pertinent hairy prevalent relevant leading capital driving principal foremost poor sorry outrageous lousy iffy active controversial dodgy demanded chief clamouring hurry-up persuasive claiming clamoring forcing requiring unyielding obliging heat-on irresistible current topical meaningful constitutive underlined contemporary earth-shattering bottom-line life-or-death irredeemable irretrievable chronic lively live nitty-gritty much needed world-shaking meat-and-potatoes name-of-the-game coal-and-ice in the balance touch-and-go of interest now or never called-for life and death top-priority unremitting intransigent tenacious stubborn obstinate indefatigable tireless persistent unrelenting aggressive dogged obdurate nagging persevering pertinacious entreating suppliant avid overeager earnest disturbing solicitous high-pressure pushy forceful harassing annoying troublesome overly solicitous

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Demanding great ability, skill, or resilience
hard tough demanding challenging exacting punishing taxing arduous grueling laborious rigorous testing backbreaking burdensome difficult fierce formidable gruelling heavy herculean killer onerous strenuous tall toilsome back-breaking effortful grinding hefty hellacious moiling murderous rough rugged stiff stringent sweaty unrelenting uphill Augean despotic domineering very difficult pick-and-shovel trying exhausting tiring fatiguing harsh stressful wearisome oppressive brutal killing wearying exigent troublesome wearing crushing Herculean excruciating knackering weighty hellish grievous draining sapping irksome tedious harrowing labored operose bothersome laboured grim painful debilitating unsparing tiresome torturous toilful cruel energy-consuming enervating ponderous daunting ambitious relentless vexatious bruising persnickety unremitting vigorous tortuous worrying tricky agonizing thorny hairy galling nerve-racking sticky agonising intolerable unbearable traumatic crippling painstaking colossal no picnic hectic extreme tough going forbidding cumbersome unpleasant distressing serious awkward shattering depleting mighty intense bitter hardhanded inhuman searing unforgiving frustrating pressured fraught vexing upsetting exasperating titanic merciless staggering uncomfortable energetic upstream intimidating unyielding imperious gargantuan pressing wicked really hard very hard distressful slavish difficile inconvenient worrisome tense immoderate excessive anxious superincumbent steep monumental embittering agitating impossible disturbing immense gigantic problematic boring prohibitive mean time-consuming backbreaker busy jarring solemn worksome high-pressure anxiety-ridden unreasonable strict exorbitant physical unfair prostrating prodigious searching stretching bad punitive inexorable overwhelming withering drastic unrelaxing dour strained Sisyphean mammoth dogged responsible grave unjust aggravating slow protracted lengthy hardworking racking nagging wretched chastening murder pestilent tight shocking exerting hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking no piece of cake austere overtaxing overpowering plodding headache a stinker of a a nuisance thoroughgoing by the book an imposition insufferable dicey awful hazardous easier said than done high-impact torturesome unendurable hard-won drudgy vicious marathon troubling unnerving problem ominous tormenting not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious almighty savage scabrous uphill battle discomforting carking major aggressive bold daring grandiose industrious grand elaborate extravagant intrepid ticklish frantic chaotic visionary pretentious lofty impressive active eventful frenzied frenetic lively magnificent prickly delicate knotty large-scale turbulent restless controversial dodgy flustering full tumultuous animated riotous madhouse furious tireless bustling wild complex tricksy problematical complicated involved spiny intricate sensitive touchy catchy convoluted nasty concerning full on unruly spirited action-packed rowdy bumpy raucous vexed harassing perplexing baffling nettlesome

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Harsh, usually to a disproportionate degree
harsh inflexible unbending austere inordinate merciless ruthless strict tyrannical unreasonable unyielding authoritarian draconian drastic excessive extortionate outrageous stiff hardhanded heavy punishing punitive penal swingeing heavy-handed iron-fisted iron-handed sky-high hard rigorous rigid stern exacting tough uncompromising firm fixed unwavering hard-line stringent adamant intransigent set determined resolute unrelenting bullheaded obdurate invariable unshakeable unadaptable oppressive cast-iron immovable inexorable adamantine headstrong hardline intractable obstinate pertinacious stubborn relentless steadfast undeviating unpermissive ramrod unchangeable unalterable dead set immutable unvarying brassbound incompliant hard-and-fast single-minded locked in set in stone hard and fast flinty established entrenched incommutable inalterable rooted grasping rapacious unswerving exact irreversible concrete bound unchanging static usurious avaricious greedy bloodsucking unfaltering unmoving definite changeless hardheaded willful self-willed inconvincible wilful dogged hard-nosed implacable mulish hardened ossified pat opinionated pigheaded stiff-necked perverse self-opinionated predatory dogmatic unswayable pitiless crisp unflexible doctrinaire tough nut to crack money-grubbing grabby blood-sucking writ in stone strait-laced cut-and-dried decided upon standing pat dug in do or die hold the line hard as nails hold the fort standing one's ground hold one's ground corrupt sticking to one's guns dour forbidding disciplinary illiberal picky grim uptight indurate puritanical solid stuffy unsparing unpersuadable no-nonsense

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Strict or harsh in the treatment of others
harsh scathing biting caustic cutting blistering ferocious fierce mordant savage sharp stringent strong astringent devastating scorching searing stinging trenchant unsparing withering rigorous sound vitriolic mordacious satirical smart sarcastic acerbic bitter sardonic acid acerb acrimonious pungent virulent acrid tart corrosive barbed acidulous acidic incisive nasty snarky vicious satiric scalding hurtful cruel smart-alecky smart-mouthed smart-aleck scornful spiteful wounding venomous catty penetrating critical brusque piercing derisive unkind keen sarky malicious pointed mean razor-edged salty poisonous abrasive cynical disparaging waspish stern mocking contemptuous hard hostile austere jeering offensive disrespectful slashing ironical sneering peppery taunting unfriendly aggressive rough snarling scoffing contumelious backhanded needling saucy scurrilous carping brutal arrogant twitting chaffing violent captious forceful ornery weisenheiming abusive curt hateful rude rancorous churlish extreme poignant truculent irascible cussed strict rapier-like disillusioned evil acute powerful belittling zesty rigid potent piquant tangy savoury spicy callous zingy pert savory burning inconsiderate snide ironic crisp snappy squint-eyed polemic extremely critical drilling terse clear-cut laconic derogatory derisory vehement exacting vindictive bad-tempered ill-tempered grim dry ridiculing corroding overwhelming overpowering hardline sharp-worded angry thoughtless double-edged ungracious acetic tonic coruscating pithy active sulphurous sulfurous firm drastic draconian resounding painful vigorous highly effective emphatic radical telling forthright driving clear explicit distinct effective blunt racy unequivocal edgy forcible tough crushing grating hard-hitting razor-sharp tasty hot spiced unfeeling irritating annoying unpleasant highly-seasoned flavourful appetizing flavoursome insensitive galling flavorous sapid pitiless unsympathetic comfortless with a kick appetising flavorsome flavorful well-flavored zestful highly seasoned spiky argumentative gruff hard to take rubbing the wrong way heartless cold disdainful antagonistic malign insulting pernicious ill-natured malignant maleficent wry splenetic slighting denigratory malevolent jibing uncomplimentary dismissive malefic contentious bilious envenomed detracting evil-intentioned polemical degrading pejorative teasing pillorying vitriolous short vituperative lampooning pugnacious insolent wise discourteous witty ridiculous defiant surly destructive irreverent crabbed belligerent snidey testy cross choleric disputatious hate-filled controversial unblunted merciless resentful impertinent unrelenting edged distressing vengeful baleful sadistic harmful grievous despiteful ruthless wanton snappish snippy acetose disapproving demeaning derogative depreciative detractive decrying depreciatory deprecatory denigrative cold-blooded sour bad provocative salt exciting stimulating stabbing injurious damaging wrathful ireful obloquious foul humiliating cantankerous censorious tongue-in-cheek berating reproachful obnoxious reviling defamatory unmannerly supercilious superior mortifying blasting dripping with malice cranky indignant irate crabby peevish uncivil vituperatory calumniating vulgar impolite snubbing blighting abrupt full of contempt contradictory backbiting alert burlesque atypical clever implausible exaggerated twisted curious quick-witted bad-mannered ill-mannered absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic silly cockamamy laughable risible comical farcical preposterous offhand combative accurate venomed out-of-line flip cocky fresh cheeky crusty gally sassy nervy bellicose pertinent meaty meaningful right-on insinuating short-and-sweet legit pregnant insightful pessimistic quarrelsome confrontational scrappy sceptical sullen obstreperous laid on the line right to it in a nutshell on the nose boiled down calling a spade a spade on the button feisty for the birds unbelieving distrustful uncooperative brawly assaultive warlike chippy gladiatorial stroppy agonistic discordant militant itching arsey aggers bolshie suspicious doubtful disbelieving spoiling for a fight ready for a fight deadly vituperous terrifying intimidating cowing terrorising frightening browbeating terrorizing bullying fractious misanthropic doubting negative incredulous disenchanted hardened jaundiced world-weary hard-bitten hard-boiled black misanthropical bleak mistrustful skeptical nonbelieving

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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
dour grim stern forbidding grave disapproving flinty serious sober austere cold steely unsmiling gruff intimidating somber sombre unfriendly aloof earnest fierce frowning glowering menacing stiff stony louring lowering rough rugged stark ungentle frigid frosty icy overbearing unfeeling unpleasant wicked strait-laced grim-faced tight-lipped harsh hard ferocious threatening strict sullen solemn morose vicious sour surly glum mean-looking sulky fiery frightening rigorous authoritarian tough rigid unsympathetic distant stringent ramrod gloomy heavy-handed crabbed savage fearsome unrestrained pitiless callous fiendish frightful bleak cutthroat beastly fell scowling horrible hellish bestial venomous grumpy truculent angry aggressive cantankerous enraged dismal dreary uncommunicative poker-faced melancholic hard-faced dejected ugly saturnine moody brooding formal bitter reserved uninviting unrelenting unemotional chilly stuffy unapproachable formidable exacting inflexible churlish uncharitable unforgiving unyielding unbending illiberal sinister cross aggrieved indignant inhospitable foreboding ominous temperamental aggravated cheerless remote solid resolute crabby dark hostile obdurate astringent inexorable gray splenetic grouchy grey crusty hard-nosed hard-boiled no-nonsense bad-tempered ill-tempered wild violent boot-faced barbaric cruel dangerous murderous brutal furious untamed feral unruly rabid brute bloodthirsty merciless malevolent ruthless unmerciful malignant terrible barbarous convulsive impetuous brutish raging heartless baleful delirious monstrous incessive remorseless raving inhumane sadistic uncontrollable inhuman undomesticated fearful frantic rapacious infuriated crazed mad butcherly animalistic primitive tigerish biffo aggers humourless humorless implacable joyless cast-iron unappeasable mortified critical mean

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(of a pain or discomfort) Causing discomfort by its harshness
excruciating intense violent agonising agonizing unbearable acute burning extreme piercing racking unendurable awful dreadful exquisite frightful harrowing intolerable searing stabbing terrible tormenting insufferable pounding shooting splitting thumping torturous fierce profound sharp deep vehement blistering heavy keen intensive vicious ferocious furious hellacious explosive powerful strong almighty hard ghastly excessive heavy-duty consuming serious penetrating fearful painful fearsome stinging raging great harsh grievous biting concentrated heightened grave cutting bitter distressing passionate extraordinary exceptional vigorous inordinate inflamed enormous all-consuming smarting supreme major fervent impassioned fervid ardent earnest zealous gut-wrenching hellish wrenching fanatical marked fiery intensified potent immoderate very great flaming deep-seated dire relentless high savage drastic sore raw overwhelming punishing grueling knifelike shrill very bad heartfelt mortal forceful uncontrollable torrid gruelling protracted eager galling poignant unqualified avid energetic torturing wild feverish afflicting killing vivid perfervid urgent forcible heated uncontrolled tearing mother of all intemperate frenzied desperate red-hot deeply felt inexcusable unforgivable reprehensible indefensible disgraceful shameful parlous diabolical oppressive unstoppable unrelenting brutal repressive grim throbbing transcending shrewd huge caustic all-out compelling unsparing prickly twingeing tender tingling drilling paralyzing paralysing considerable cruel hurtful heartrending heartbreaking significant comprehensive rigorous gnawing achy hurting heart-rending suffering tortuous disturbing struggling worrying entrenched devout abject true genuine critical cut-throat warm-blooded extremely painful honest enthusiastic sincere hard-core intrenched unfeigned wholehearted rooted close full tough charged undue diligent exaggerated resounding ungovernable infuriating torturesome toe-curling tedious embarrassing stultifying rending chastening cringe-making irritating emotional enthused passional melodramatic deep-rooted stirring thorough warm bona fide rousing inveterate rabid rampaging rampant riotous devastating unrestrained strained pungent maximum emotive overemotional sentimental storming uncurbed unchecked unbridled unmanageable unfettered emphatic utmost uttermost convulsive hot enraged blustery ruinous strenuous peppery settled thoroughgoing paroxysmal stormy turbulent volcanic dynamic outrageous tumultuous aroused tempestuous coercive ultimate maximal gung ho hopped up spirited true blue hot-blooded bred-in-the-bone confirmed out of control full of force gale force highest paramount greatest consummate superlative tremendous deadly indescribable sovereign top overpowering peracute sudden greatest possible finely tuned more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear

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Very plain in style or appearance
plain simple austere restrained unadorned unembellished ascetic functional undecorated chaste classic stark unfussy unornamented monastic puritanical spare spartan clinical uncluttered Spartan bare-bones ultra-plain without frills bare basic modest clean unostentatious plain vanilla unvarnished unpatterned workaday bald penny plain naked no-frills raw unelaborate stripped down no-nonsense bleak characterless impersonal unpretentious unsophisticated soulless colourless homespun homely antiseptic everyday muted colorless patternless no frills without ornamentation straightforward unfurnished natural harsh unembroidered discreet frugal dry practical bare bones serviceable utilitarian useful au naturel meagre meager measly cut down minimalist institutional utility hard-wearing honest understated homestyle without ornament unrefined ordinary uncomplicated homey down-to-earth humble unassuming unaffected economical rudimentary rough and ready artless rustic minimal inelaborate unpolished crude moderate primitive folksy rough-hewn undeveloped cozy unimposing pure rough rude clumsy sparse unadulterated wholesome cheap inexpensive jerry-rigged jerry-built jury-rigged rough-and-tumble rough-and-ready cosy uninvolved homemade unextravagant unfinished small inelegant unexcessive unobtrusive uncomplex cobbled together unshowy traditional low-key downhome informal unspoilt conservative essential minimum subdued scanty insufficient skimpy scant paltry straight homecooked fundamental hard barren vanilla undissembled temperate economy generic cold homebrew makeshift peasant fuel-saving fuel-efficient energy-efficient energy-saving adequate improvised coarse unpresumptuous unskilled domestic pure and simple bungling incompetent acceptable without airs fresh hearty conventional thrown together in the rough inept awkward maladroit average unradical reasonable middling fair unexceptional unstudied unextreme make-do unspecialized unpainted unlacquered untreated meek poor demure lowly familiar roughhewn matt token basal nothing elementary stripped lowest starting undermost bottom ground lowest level user friendly user-friendly

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Not having or showing feeling or sympathy
stony unfeeling hard callous heartless unsympathetic merciless pitiless ruthless insensitive cold uncharitable inhuman unmerciful inhumane remorseless unsparing harsh compassionless obdurate cruel affectless indurate indifferent uncaring soulless stonyhearted ironhearted pachydermatous desensitised desensitized unemotional insensate cool stern impassive unresponsive frigid unfriendly blank unforgiving expressionless deadpan inflexible hardened unbending tough unmoved steely icy flinty frosty unyielding inexorable uncompromising unrelenting uncompassionate chilly firm hostile unwelcoming fixed adamant coldhearted adamantine Rhadamanthine hard-hearted cold-blooded case-hardened hard-boiled cold-hearted stony-hearted thick-skinned slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners poker-faced lacking compassion marble-hearted unpitying brutal relentless stoney implacable barbarous unkind sadistic savage strict mean barbaric fierce grim hardhearted with a heart of stone rigid exacting hard-nosed rigorous austere draconian ferocious vicious unremitting cut-throat unappeasable monstrous inclement bestial stringent authoritarian wanton truculent heavy-handed bloodthirsty cutthroat fiendish dog-eat-dog brutish diabolical wicked evil heinous atrocious inconsiderate vindictive intolerant illiberal ramrod beastly dastardly brute butcherly wolfish sanguinary demanding malevolent surly fell murderous ironfisted stone-hearted spiteful punishing really hard unkindly malicious hurtful tyrannous bloodless flagitious egregious malignant maleficent violent depraved oppressive rough tyrannical hateful resolute killer rancorous mortal feral revengeful insensible hatchetjob coldblooded satanic without pity ungenerous solid challenging taxing selfish thoughtless mean-spirited heedless punitive constant vengeful killer instinct stiff dispassionate hellish unpleasant self-centred malign cannibalistic intense matter-of-fact premeditated imperturbable apathetic stingy unfair ungracious appalling anesthetized feelingless unamiable churlish sensationless crotchety emotionless anaesthetized deadened cantankerous unempathetic uncordial tormenting torturous unchristian censorious browbeating gruff no-nonsense bullying unsympathizing self-centered difficult cold fish unflinching despotic dour abusive dictatorial suppressive onerous very hard iron-fisted uncalled-for hardhanded hard-shell critical mean machine having a killer instinct immovable intransigent homicidal unswerving determined unshakeable unwavering devilish hard-hitting unmollifiable unplacatable inescapable iron-handed unpacifiable abominable vile hideous drastic unsentimental ghastly nasty ineluctable intractable single-minded bound and determined necessary dogged ironclad bound mean business unchangeable no going back hell bent on locked in stubborn like death and taxes obstinate dead set on immobile unmovable set in stone compulsory hardheaded desperate hard-line hard-shelled two-fisted immutable refractory pugnacious headstrong hard-bitten nefarious immoral pernicious roughshod wrathful virulent slaughterous

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Causing distress or discomfort
troublous upsetting distressing disturbing troublesome disquieting perturbing unsettling troubling worrisome discomforting discomposing nagging worrying bothersome nasty trying annoying irksome irritating aggravating unpleasant vexing provoking harassing difficult dismaying discouraging wearisome alarming tiresome inconvenient painful distressful burdensome disconcerting disagreeable frightening startling discommoding agitating ominous depressing foreboding gloomy onerous sinister perplexing creepy hard laborious pessimistic toilsome consequential disruptive impeding intrusive threatening embarrassing prophetic uncertain nerve-racking harrowing unnerving hairy fraught nail-biting nerve-wracking tormenting confronting displeasing hurtful shocking disappointing restless anxious tense nervous uneasy concerning discomfiting devastating off-putting gut-wrenching vexatious awkward exasperating maddening pesky galling plaguy pestiferous pestilential pestilent infuriating tricky rankling niggling infernal riling abrasive peeving chafing carking frustrating nettling confounded nettlesome pesty rebarbative plaguey cussed thorny tedious grating taxing problematic unwelcome harrying incommodious wearing demanding teasing knotty antagonizing enraging jarring antagonising agonizing agonising enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall traumatic humiliating irking uncomfortable boring sensitive flustering compromising delicate mean shameful sticky puzzling ugly wicked demeaning degrading bedevilling unamusing unpleasing discountenancing cringeworthy impossible punchable uncongenial cringey toe-curling cringe-making excruciating bedeviling daunting grave objectionable wretched repugnant accursed prickly scary anxious-making challenging forbidding lamentable deplorable apprehensive afflicting nauseating festering antipathetic mortifying shaming unsatisfying unattractive confusing touchy ignominious barro disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making dishonoring unpropitious equivocal inopportune bewildering rattling discommodious distracting unseemly arduous oppressive importunate intractable ungovernable undisciplined murder rough damaging tough heavy repressive uphill rowdy messy infestive dangerous disorderly ticklish embarrassed dicey untimely problematical dodgy gnarly

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Plain or blunt
bald plain simple unadorned direct straight unembellished unvarnished blunt straightforward austere downright forthright frank outright bare brutal stark undisguised unveiled candid harsh honest plain-spoken truthful explicit naked outspoken plain vanilla realistic rude unambiguous undecorated unequivocal unornamented unexaggerated unqualified upfront patchy threadbare worn true to life warts and all straight from the shoulder unsparing barefaced unstinting blatant open flagrant upright transparent unreserved brazen guileless clear uninhibited unfeigned unguarded heartless natural real unconcealed forthcoming patent total palpable plainspoken complete out-and-out flat-out up-front free-spoken matter-of-fact bare-faced no-nonsense raw to the point brusque curt short abrupt unceremonious bluff sharp indelicate sincere terse gruff literal caustic snappy tactless crisp snippy pulling no punches not beating about the bush not mincing one's words straight-talking calling a spade a spade straight-shooting speaking one's mind gritty basic genuine pure grim exact fundamental decisive brisk vigorous obvious sheer manifest evident snappish businesslike hard abrasive rough cavalier offhand for real open and shut tart cold dusty round artless free freehearted out-front unrestricted openhearted foursquare ingenuous easy apparent unfiltered familiar naive scrupulous heart-to-heart aboveboard on the level not afraid to call a spade a spade lay it on the line up front call a spade a spade saying what one thinks on the up and up from the hip like it is undiplomatic point-blank hard-hitting trenchant impolite brusk short-spoken crusty uncivil unpolished discourteous uncompromising brief

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Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice
puritanical prim prudish puritan ascetic Victorian austere forbidding moralistic narrow narrow-minded pietistic proper stiff strait-laced stuffy bigoted disapproving fanatical schoolmarmish starchy tight-laced bluenosed censorious hair-shirt nice-nelly old-maidish priggish prissy rigid schoolmistressy sententious spartan straightlaced straitlaced strict abstemious abstinent conforming goody-goody Grundyish moral stern frugal disciplined self-denying niminy-piminy rigorous mimsy governessy conventional self-abnegating square self-disciplined uptight prim and proper temperate continent harsh non-indulgent Spartan stringent shockable overscrupulous conservative old-fashioned fuddy-duddy staid stick-in-the-mud of the old school Pecksniffian moderate sober formal ordered sparing overmodest squeamish old-maid overnice demure restrained self-restrained meager stilted genteel overexact simpering precise mincing scrupulous offish affected fastidious finicky pretentious illiberal artificial abstentious teetotal moderating meagre regimental celibate monastic monkish anchoritic nunlike reclusive hermitic solitary cloistered chaste eremitic monklike mortified abstaining ascetical other-worldly straight nice fussy particular conformist pompous traditional pernickety smug punctilious orthodox upright fogeyish ceremonious correct sedate self-righteous decorous sanctimonious bourgeois holier-than-thou self-satisfied reserved polite pedantic honourable high-minded delicate honorable overparticular buttoned-down po-faced choosy square-toed ceremonial meticulous nit-picking stodgy respectable solemn straight-laced virtuous refined exacting traditionalist button-down comme il faut unadventurous Pooterish precious goody-two-shoes unhip unrelaxed pious Pharisaic timid mannered starched hypocritical complacent vain pi timorous niggly god-fearing unctuous PC stiff-necked mainstream socially acceptable epicene namby-pamby uncool overcautious prude doctrinal Biedermeier dogmatic small-town suburban parochial bien pensant conscientious principled politically correct goody two-shoes upstanding old-womanish righteous ethical right-minded impersonal deadly musty humourless fusty old-fogeyish foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless smelly magisterial important puffy discriminating as dry as dust seemly picky decent blue-nose cleanly good dapper stickling spic-and-span snobbish spruce wooden dignified dainty demanding becoming befitting out of date out of the ark boring out-of-date diehard dated behind the times discerning sensitive critical gentlemanly inflexible fine didactic ladylike hypercritical perceptive finical faddy fussbudgety pure faddish persnickety nitpicking overdelicate finicking hard to please difficult to please sharp choosey perfectionist keen over-particular impossible to please acute careful selective nit-picky fit right moralizing economical refraining self-sacrificing simple suitable modest mannerly fitting in line by the book meet comely de rigueur by the numbers done courteous well-mannered homiletic preachy sermonic homiletical serious moralising

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Not friendly
unfriendly hostile antagonistic cold disagreeable chilly sour surly aloof distant inimical unsympathetic cool frosty inhospitable misanthropic uncongenial unsociable aggressive antisocial frigid ill-natured unamicable unneighbourly unpleasant unaffable unkind unsocial unwelcoming quarrelsome reserved stand-offish unapproachable withdrawn disdainful haughty impersonal indifferent nasty stern stiff supercilious uncommunicative unforthcoming adversarial adversary antipathetic antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish discourteous frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed icy impolite jaundiced menacing mortal negative obnoxious rude uncivil uncordial ungracious unmannerly wintery wintry cross ill-disposed Olympian starchy acrimonious against censorious combative competitive conflicting contrary disaffected estranged grouchy grudging gruff hateful malicious malignant opposed opposite spiteful uncharitable unneighborly unpromising vengeful warlike not on speaking terms ungregarious ungenial standoffish stony asocial unresponsive uncompanionable unemotional solitary remote uninvolved formal unhappy emotionless depressing detached offish unbending unclubbable standoff dry forbidding reticent buttoned-up undemonstrative austere dispassionate unfeeling reclusive unenthusiastic taciturn unconcerned passionless opposing restrained introverted lukewarm wooden averse uninterested anti retiring guarded secretive incurious hard apathetic offhand uppity silent cold-hearted stuffy shy quiet private down on unamiable unloving unfavourable off unfavorable introvert close diffident eremitic self-contained constrained annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent unreceptive agin conventional laconic snobbish media-shy closemouthed cold as ice close-mouthed tight-lipped at odds retired set against malevolent dead set against off-putting cynical uncooperative steely repellent fierce abstracted phlegmatic affectless suspicious preoccupied inapproachable confrontational distrustful proud inaccessible snooty impassive disobliging incompatible short demure uptight hesitant ceremonious laid back self-restrained allergic cautious stuck-up stuck up rigid resistant prim inflexible putting on airs backward dumb muted reluctant strait-laced keeping people at arm's length eremetic stilted at variance oppugnant at odds with dissenting from in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath unsavoury harsh objectionable unattractive malign avoidant ungenerous unlikeable tough grim half-hearted tepid introspective discouraging stolid xenophobic unmoved unaffectionate contained contemptuous withering seclusive iced abhorrent mean heartless bad-tempered mopey mopish unenthused brusque flinty sober cheerless superior unsmiling passive nongregarious brooding scowling spiritless ill-tempered unsavory callous hardhearted stoic numb stoical impassible lifeless stony-hearted casual removed disinterested alienated insensitive lofty cold-shoulder belligerent discreet adverse laid-back contentious ascetic hermitlike oppositional independent hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice adversative accusatorial argumentative isolated cold fish lone wolf insular loveless hermitic hermit-like hermitical acting in opposition unrevealing unwilling to mix with other people pompous ungainly sceptical unaccommodating non-communicative self-sufficient all alone staid exact precise mute unhelpful correct proper untalkative tongue-tied unconversational secret mum loath unwilling disinclined inhumane pessimistic affected starched uncompromising unamenable obstructive speechless tight-mouthed wordless curt dark clamlike seemly official serious mumchance unreasonable difficult unobliging selfish hating egoistic sarcastic sardonic egotistical narrow-minded misanthropical polite evasive mom hush-hush modest indisposed straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked at a loss for words businesslike skeptical inhibited timid shrinking self-effacing on the QT dried up buttoned up clammed up unyielding uneager perverse fromward afraid disliking unsentimental mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate composed placid bashful gentle serene noncommittal collected insociable arrogant neutral matter-of-fact self-controlled hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to cussed incongruous clashing bureaucratic clinical inhuman mean-looking having no use for unfavourably disposed to put on airs bloody-minded discordant featureless uncolored strictly business straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid cold turkey unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous poker-faced monolithic antithetical different dissimilar disparate variant polar inconsistent inharmonious contradictory dissonant irreconcilable discrepant mutually exclusive irresoluble poles apart diametrically opposed

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Extreme or severe
intemperate excessive extreme unbridled unrestrained inordinate self-indulgent extravagant immoderate uncontrolled unreasonable wild prodigal profligate undue unjustified overindulgent passionate uncontrollable uncurbed unrestricted unwarranted violent abandoned dissolute egregious imprudent lavish outrageous rampant raw reckless runaway tempestuous unbounded unchecked unhampered unhindered debauched dissipated dissipative incontinent O.T.T. over the top uncalled for ungovernable wanton greedy unbalanced uninhibited indiscriminate over-the-top out of control heavy steep exorbitant unconscionable enormous plethoric exaggerated towering overmuch dizzying unmeasurable stiff overdue insane overweening intolerable overextravagant devilish superfluous needless boundless disproportionate limitless super indulgent redundant superabundant recrementitious stratospheric overboard more supernatural overkill extra sky-high too many way out overabundant riotous unconstrained profuse surplus wasteful improvident licentious baroque fancy unmerciful unlimited over irresponsible decadent too much over the odds a bit much spendthrift a lot very too thriftless squandering in excess abounding irrepressible full-on unstoppable unruly uncontainable unquenchable high-rolling unthrifty ungoverned rabid enthusiastic unconcealed chaotic turbulent undisciplined unmanageable crazed madcap crazy noisy hysterical berserk gratuitous extortionate substantial vast immense grandiose tremendous gross monstrous infinite prodigious huge monumental immeasurable astronomic massive stupendous humongous astronomical fantastic thumping whopping giant mega silly monster extensive ridiculous mountainous ludicrous epic mighty gargantuan colossal unfettered mammoth overgenerous gigantic preposterous unnecessary uncalled-for too-too super-duper out of all proportion OTT audacious carefree brash self-gratifying fast exciting louche fast and loose carnal fast-paced corrupt temerarious devil-may-care daredevil slack harsh frivolous salacious foolhardy careless shameless gadabout

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To a total, utter or complete degree
unmitigated categorical absolute complete outright total unqualified definite thorough utter consummate pure thoroughgoing unconditional unequivocal austere categoric downright positive profound rank relentless unadulterated unambiguous veritable real regular rigid sheer simple stark unabated unalloyed undiminished arrant fair gross intense perfect plumb unabridged unbending unmoderated unmollified untempered dead flat oppressive blank blooming bodacious clean crashing deadly dreadful grim harsh persistent stone unalleviated unbroken undiluted unmixed unmodified unrelieved unsoftened very all-out clear-cut flat-out out-and-out straight-out cotton-picking deep-dyed in every way proper drastic right royal right royal without reserve sound entire unreserved full whole unlimited unrestricted plain extreme ultimate undivided infernal dyed-in-the-wool utmost genuine explicit right-down blasted comprehensive blatant wholesale clear in every respect surpassing supreme through and through wholehearted exhaustive unrestrained solid blessed confounded certain direct plenary unremitting unquestionable straight out unbounded indubitable full-bore emphatic glaring true all out naked sure final overt unmistakable undeniable full-scale unconstrained patent constant no catch flagrant conclusive undisguised all-fired inveterate without reservations steadfast prize sincere unstinting no ifs ands or buts full-on no holds barred limitless maximum firm mere infinite express obvious palpable serious steady uttermost authentic decisive brazen assured unquestioning barefaced open determinate wide matchless full-blown point-blank out and out apodictic no kicker no strings no fine print chronic overarching unblemished huge straight honest everlasting double-dyed enormous committed determined resounding unfaltering unvarnished bald unmistaken enduring overall unswerving dedicated concentrated abiding resolute blunt transparent all max pronounced unadorned sweeping paramount strict uncompromising egregious conspicuous top nth fixed last never-failing very great shameless peremptory unsurpassed peerless terminal atrocious actual monstrous bona fide capital extraordinary true-blue endless abundant uncontrolled preeminent perpetual without limit eternal unbearable inexorable true blue candid staring unfailing frank incessant bloody continuous grand unrelenting quite single altogether most customary adamant assertive insistent definitive forthright overwhelming faultless unstinted common decided usual quintessential optimum unregenerate crass specific infamous notorious vile uncorrupted wholesome intensive bare horrible systematic unimpaired maximal stone-cold nothing other than point blank through-and-through unembellished undisputed without qualification long-range long-term rightly so called totalitarian uninterrupted inclusive no strings attached one hundred per cent sovereign untarnished untouched unaltered habitual undying confirmed no joke superlative predominant excellent unsurpassable errant perfected ideal inimitable transcendent flawless impeccable finished without reservation pure and simple unbound tyrannical pre-eminent all-powerful boundless unconditioned omnipotent in-depth unshakeable farthest staunch fervent earnest zealous enthusiastic unflinching hearty farthermost unwavering devoted outermost furthermost open-ended with no strings heartfelt stalwart unfeigned ardent warm furthest accurate exact precise shocking manifest outrageous great massive remotest loyal impassioned passionate fullhearted audacious evident heinous exclusive outmost unconcealed terrific tremendous spot-on inordinate shameful scandalous striking terrible grievous reprehensible disgraceful endmost aftermost whole-hearted focused undistracted collective iniquitous apparent exorbitant villainous wicked significant excessive major valid dinkum engrossed unshared consistent immoderate hundred percent whole-souled fantastic dead-on certified good faithful pukka on-target echt so satisfactory pucka sure-enough unerring certifiable united absorbed unflagging focussed brass-necked last straw ultra out of bounds chief too much farthest away too-too worst case furthest away unanimous scrupulous attentive continued concerted admissible factual fast deliberate circumspect minute diligent detailed vigilant intent rip-roaring thumping whopping undoubted watertight veridical immaculate rigorous amen inerrant bang on undistorted solemn lock stock and barrel right on roaring most distant

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Of low social, administrative, or political rank
humble common lowly poor commonplace ordinary plebeian simple ignoble low proletarian undistinguished inferior insignificant mean modest baseborn underprivileged unimportant meagre meager rough unrefined unremarkable unwashed inconsequential inglorious lowborn measly obscure prole shabby trivial unpretentious vulgar wretched beggarly contemptible humdrum lumpen miserable paltry petty pitiful plebby puny scrubby sordid uncouth unfit lower-class working-class low-born low-ranking low-life of low birth of low rank base servile subordinate peasant menial declassed second-class low-class unassuming meek blue-singlet minor popular déclassé subservient plain junior lesser low-bred lowlife gentle mild middling submissive docile dutiful retiring reverential mundane withdrawing everyday obsequious prosaic second-rate blue-collar cast down crude dishonourable dishonorable unworthy average cloth-cap grass-roots bourgeois traditional unsophisticated banal conventional pedestrian grassroots democratic people's philistine lowbrow low-paid declassé demotic deprived common or garden low-status secondary mediocre subsidiary second-string small smaller lousy demeaning reduced low-grade degrading ancillary second-fiddle bottom little poorer slighter lower ignominious lower-ranking sorry sad dinky minor-league small-fry small-time bush-league third-string lower in rank undersized subjacent lower in status second-banana not very important beneath someone bottom-rung back seat below someone entry-level less important under someone's heel not so important unambitious unaspiring limited unimposing unexceptional homespun run-of-the-mill despicable degraded abject shameful vile disgraceful corrupt wrong infamous craven execrable currish dirty snide detestable degenerate unprincipled improper nasty unchivalrous low-minded reprehensible shameless low-down uncharitable blameworthy