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Definitions of serious

  1. 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"
  2. completely lacking in playfulness
  3. requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; " raised serious objections to the proposal"; " the plan has a serious flaw"
  4. of great consequence; " marriage is a serious matter"
  5. appealing to the mind; " good music"; " a serious book"
  6. 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!"
  7. 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"
  8. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
  9. Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.
  10. Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.
  11. Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.
  12. Grave in character or conduct; earnest; not trifling; thoughtful; solemn; important; weighty; disastrous.
  13. Seriously.
  14. In a dangerous condition.
  15. Solemn: in earnest: important: attended with danger.
  16. SERIOUSNESS.
  17. Grave; solemn; important; dangerous.
  18. Grave and earnest; thoughtful; sober; of great importance.
  19. Grave in manner or disposition; in earnest; of weight or importance; attended with danger; gravely attentive to religious concerns.
  20. Grave in manner or disposition; deeply impressed with the importance of religion; not light or gay; being in earnest; weighty; not trifling.
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Usage examples for serious

  1. I am serious very serious – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  2. It isn't anything serious – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. I knew not it was so serious – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  4. I shall be as serious as you please. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  5. They should have heard what Mr. Clancy had to say about it, he laughed, and then growing serious said, It is kind of you, Miss Tabor. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  6. Hanging's a serious matter. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  7. His brother says it's nothing serious – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  8. I'm as serious as I have ever been in my life. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  9. " It is such a serious thing! – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. You know it is not as though my case was very serious – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  11. " Yea but," say the serious people, " they are not of Christ's life." – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  12. Will you never become serious – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  13. And presently he said abruptly- " But I am afraid I have much more serious matter to lay before you than this business of the letters." – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  14. Not a word had passed between them, as yet, on the serious subject of Anne Silvester's letter. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  15. It is a serious matter, general. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  16. " You all want to have fun with me," she once said, " but nobody wants anything serious of me." – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  17. And Rose Bunker felt that she was in very serious trouble now. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  18. Well, I will be serious serious enough. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. " This is serious said Tom Temple. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  20. My love for you is very serious Patty. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
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