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serious

  

      adj  
1    grave in nature or disposition; thoughtful  
a serious person     
2    marked by deep feeling; in earnest; sincere  
is he serious or joking?     
3    concerned with important matters  
a serious conversation     
4    requiring effort or concentration  
a serious book     
5    giving rise to fear or anxiety; critical  
a serious illness     
6    Informal   worthy of regard because of substantial quantity or quality  
serious money, serious wine     
7    Informal   extreme or remarkable  
a serious haircut     
     (C15: from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius; probably related to Old English swær gloomy, Gothic swers esteemed)  
   seriousness             n  
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seriousness

  
1    earnestness, gravitas, gravity, humourlessness, sedateness, sobriety, solemnity, staidness, sternness  
2    danger, gravity, importance, moment, significance, urgency, weight  

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