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Degree of harshness or sternness. "Despite incurring a loss, a company may still generate positive annual profits depending on the severity of the loss."

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The principal decided to lessen the severity of the punishment on the child after his parents thought it was too severe.
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When you make a mistake in the office you may get punished by the boss and the severity will depend on the seriousness of the mistake.
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The severity of one's punishment most likely reflects the extent of damage caused by one's actions; greater damage or harm as a result of an action would elicit a more harsh selection in punishment.
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