Webster 1828 Edition
1. Harshly; sharply; as, the chide one severely.
2. Strictly; rigorously; as, to judge one severely.
To be or fondly or severely kind. Savage.
3. With extreme rigor; as, to punish severely.
4. Painfully; effectively; greatly; as, to be severely afflicted the gout.
5. Fiercely; ferociously.
More formidable Hydra stands within,
Whose jaws with iron teeth severely grin. Dryden.