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    serious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word serious

    (adj) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    Example Sentence
    • 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!
    (adj) of great consequence
    Example Sentence
    • marriage is a serious matter
    (adj) causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) appealing to the mind
    Synonyms : good
    Example Sentence
    • good music
    • a serious book
    (adj) completely lacking in playfulness
    Synonyms : sober , unplayful
    (adj) requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
    Example Sentence
    • raised serious objections to the proposal
    • the plan has a serious flaw
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