Antonyms of adj severe

6 senses of severe

Sense 1
severe, terrible, wicked -- (intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 2
hard, knockout, severe -- (very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow")

INDIRECT (VIA strong) -> weak -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 3
austere, severe, stark, stern -- (severely simple; "a stark interior")

INDIRECT (VIA plain) -> fancy -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

Sense 4
severe, spartan -- (unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")

INDIRECT (VIA nonindulgent) -> indulgent -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 5
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening -- (causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease")

INDIRECT (VIA critical) -> noncritical, noncrucial -- (not in a state of crisis or emergency)

Sense 6
severe -- (very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Similarity of adj severe

6 senses of severe

Sense 1
severe, terrible, wicked -- (intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 2
hard, knockout, severe -- (very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow")
       => strong (vs. weak) -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 3
austere, severe, stark, stern -- (severely simple; "a stark interior")
       => plain (vs. fancy) -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

Sense 4
severe, spartan -- (unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")
       => nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 5
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening -- (causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease")
       => critical (vs. noncritical) -- (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage")

Sense 6
severe -- (very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

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