Greatly vs Severely - What's the difference?

greatly | severely |


As adverbs the difference between greatly and severely

is that greatly is (archaic) nobly; magnanimously while severely is in a severe manner.

greatly

English

Adverb

(en-adv)
  • (archaic) Nobly; magnanimously.
  • To a great extent or degree.
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  • , title= Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal , passage=Terry's goal looked to have put Chelsea in control on the stroke of half-time but Arsenal's response presented a compelling case for Wenger's insistence that reports of his side's demise have been greatly exaggerated.}}

    severely

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a severe manner.