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serious



adjective
1. concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities (Freq. 29)
- 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
Similar to:
earnest, sincere, solemn, grave, sedate,
sedate, overserious, real, thoughtful, serious-minded,
sobering, solid
Derivationally related forms:
seriousness
Attrubites:
seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
2. of great consequence (Freq. 10)
- marriage is a serious matter
Similar to:
important, of import
Derivationally related forms:
seriousness
3. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm (Freq. 4)
- 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
Syn:
dangerous, grave, grievous, severe, life-threatening
Similar to:
critical
Derivationally related forms:
severeness (for: severe), seriousness, dangerousness (for: dangerous)
4. appealing to the mind (Freq. 3)
- good music
- a serious book
Syn:
good
Similar to:
intellectual
Derivationally related forms:
goodness (for: good)
5. completely lacking in playfulness
Syn:
unplayful, sober
Ant:
playful (for: unplayful)
Derivationally related forms:
soberness (for: sober), seriousness
Attrubites:
playfulness, fun
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
Similar to:
difficult, hard

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