厳 means 'severe'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 849   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-7    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 56 words   Used in 78 words   Used in 253 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ゲン   ゴン
   きびしい severe   おごそ dignified, stately
Kun    いかめしい   いつくし
Name    いつ   いづ   きゅうら   とし
⿱   () small  ⿸   cliff   daring  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 厳 is used 8 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 厳 is used 76 times, read 5 ways.
ゲン : 61 words FIND ALL
strict; rigour; rigor; severe; firm; strong; secure
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ゴン : 7 words FIND ALL
solemnity; gravity; impressiveness
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きびしい : 6 words FIND ALL
1. severe; strict; rigid; unsparing; relentless
2. stern; austere; grave; solemn; majestic
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おごそ : 1 word FIND ALL
solemn (e.g. ceremony, atmosphere); austere; majestic; dignified; stately; awful; impressive
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いかめしい : 1 word FIND ALL
expression, noun
grave look; stern look
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An additional 2 less common words include 厳 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 865 (originally: 854)  Joy o' Kanji : 854  Key to Kanji: 286 

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ゲン   ゴン   きびしい severe   おごそ dignified, stately   
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カン    daring   
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ぼく strike   
カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
ジ   みみ ear   
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