Heavily vs Severely - What's the difference?

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Heavily is a related term of severely.


As adverbs the difference between heavily and severely

is that heavily is in a heavy manner while severely is in a severe manner.

heavily

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a heavy manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged.
  • With a great weight.
  • To a considerable degree, to a great extent.
  • *
  • *:An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
  • In a manner designed for heavy duty.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall.  Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime.}}
  • So as to be thick or heavy.
  • In a laboured manner.
  • severely

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a severe manner.