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serious    : [s'ɪriəs]
Serious \Se"ri*ous\, a. [L. serius: cf. F. s['e]rieux, LL.
seriosus.]
1. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful;
solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
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He is always serious, yet there is about his manner
a graceful ease. --Macaulay.
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2. Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not
jesting or deceiving. --Beaconsfield.
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3. Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.
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The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most
serious things in the world. --Young.
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4. Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger;
as, a serious injury.
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Syn: Grave; solemn; earnest; sedate; important; weighty. See
{Grave}.
[1913 Webster] -- {Se"ri*ous*ly}, adv. --
{Se"ri*ous*ness}, n.
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serious
adj 1: concerned with work or important matters rather than play
or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a
serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious
look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or
joking?"; "Don't be so serious!" [ant: {frivolous}]
2: of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"
3: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a
dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness";
"grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of
events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening
disease" [synonym: {dangerous}, {grave}, {grievous}, {serious},
{severe}, {life-threatening}]
4: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [synonym:
{good}, {serious}]
5: completely lacking in playfulness [synonym: {unplayful},
{serious}, {sober}] [ant: {playful}]
6: requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to
answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal";
"the plan has a serious flaw"

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "serious":
abandoned, acute, afire, alarming, ardent, arduous, austere,
awe-inspiring, bad, bound, bound and determined, burning,
businesslike, cogitative, cognitive, committed, comprehensive,
concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual,
conceptualized, consequential, considerable, contemplating,
contemplative, critical, crucial, dangerous, dangersome, decided,
decisive, decorous, dedicated, deep, definite, deliberating,
deliberative, demure, determined, devoted, devout, difficult,
dignified, dour, earnest, elevated, excogitating, exhaustive,
explosive, faithful, fatal, fateful, fell, fervent, fervid, fiery,
flaming, formal, formidable, fraught with danger, frowning, full,
genuine, grand, grave, great, grievous, grim, grim-faced,
grim-visaged, hearty, heated, heavy, honest, hot, hot-blooded,
humorless, ideative, impassioned, important, imposing, in earnest,
inspiring, intense, intent, intent on, introspective, irresistible,
jeopardous, laborious, life-and-death, life-or-death, lofty,
long-faced, loyal, main, majestic, major, maximum, meditating,
meditative, menacing, mental, mighty, moderate, momentous, moving,
museful, musing, nasty, no joke, no laughing matter, no-nonsense,
noble, noetic, obstinate, on fire, operose, parlous, passionate,
pensive, perfervid, periculous, perilous, persevering, persistent,
plenary, poker-faced, pondering, portentous, powerful, precarious,
prehensive, pressing, purposeful, red-hot, reflecting, reflective,
relentless, resolute, resolved, ruminant, ruminating, ruminative,
sedate, serious-minded, severe, significant, sincere,
single-minded, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solemn, somber,
speculative, spirited, staid, stately, steady, stern, stone-faced,
straight-faced, straightforward, strenuous, strong, sublime,
temperate, tenacious, thinking, thought, thoughtful, threatening,
total, tough, ugly, unamusing, unfunny, unsmiling, urgent,
vehement, vital, warm, weighty, white-hot, wholehearted, wistful,
zealous



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  • SERIOUS | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    I have serious concerns about her ability to do the job So he is a serious contender for the title? I have serious doubts about the whole project This is a serious complaint - we can't just ignore it This is a serious matter
  • Search definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    British English: search sɜːtʃ NOUN A search is an attempt to find something by looking for it carefully After an hour-long search, she finally found her ring
  • SERIOUS | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    I have serious concerns about her ability to do the job So he is a serious contender for the title? I have serious doubts about the whole project This is a serious complaint - we can't just ignore it This is a serious matter
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    Serious definition: Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples English Dictionary Definition of serious from the Collins English Dictionary Parts of the sentence
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    In Modern English, these words are now always spelled string and wing with an i, but the old spelling with e, reflecting the vowel's earlier pronunciation, has been kept in the case of England and English See Note at British
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    the Germanic language of the British Isles, widespread and standard also in the U S and most of the British Commonwealth, historically termed Old English (c450–c1150), Middle English (c1150–c1475), and Modern English (after c1475) Abbreviation: E; English language, composition, and literature as offered as a course of study in school
  • Serious - definition of serious by The Free Dictionary
    Synonyms: serious, sober, grave 2, solemn, earnest 1 These adjectives refer to manner, appearance, disposition, or acts marked by absorption in thought, pressing concerns, or significant work Serious implies a concern with responsibility and work as opposed to play: serious students of music





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