1 = seriousness, severity, gravity.
Ex. Each member state is allocated a fixed quota in proportion to the seriousness of its regional problems.
Ex. Exuberance and enthusiasm are proper to the young, as Quintillian remarked: 'The young should be daring and inventive and should rejoice in their inventions, even though correctiveness and severity are still to be acquired'.
Ex. The islands had been part of the British community since 1833 and the invasion was termed a matter of 'great gravity' by the Prime Minister.
* gravedad de la situación, la = seriousness of the situation, la, gravity of the situation, the.

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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