Severely vs Drastically - What's the difference?

severely | drastically |


As adverbs the difference between severely and drastically

is that severely is in a severe manner while drastically is to a drastic degree.

severely

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a severe manner.
  • drastically

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • To a drastic degree.
  • This recession has been drastically different.
    drastically reduced prices
  • In a drastic manner.
  • Lisa always wore shorts and a T-shirt, which clashed drastically with her brother's thick winter coat.
  • * 1920 , America , volume 22, page 255:
  • It explains why a Democratic Congress foisted Prohibition on the country and a Republican Congress drastically legislated to enforce it, when ordinarily the two parties are only too anxious for any political stick to beat each other with.
  • * 1928 , The Atlantic Monthly , volume 141, page 558:
  • Seldom have democratic principles been so drastically enacted into law.
  • * 1933 , The China Critic , volume 6, page 428:
  • A uniform marriage and divorce law must be drastically enacted by the Central Government and rigidly administrated by the higher courts.