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Meaning of SERIOUS

Pronunciation:  'seereeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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. [adj]  requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw"
  3. [adj]  of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"
  4. [adj]  appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
  5. [adj]  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!"
  6. [adj]  completely lacking in playfulness

SERIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: capital, critical, dangerous, difficult, earnest, good, grave, grievous, hard, important, in earnest(p), intellectual, of import, overserious, real, sedate, sensible, severe, sincere, sober, sobering, solemn, thoughtful, unplayful
 Antonyms: frivolous, playful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se"ri*ous\, a. [L. serius: cf. F. s['e]rieux, LL.
1. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful;
   solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

         He is always serious, yet there is about his manner
         a graceful ease.                      --Macaulay.

2. Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not
   jesting or deceiving. --Beaconsfield.

3. Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

         The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most
         serious things in the world.          --Young.

4. Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger;
   as, a serious injury.

Syn: Grave; solemn; earnest; sedate; important; weighty. See
     {Grave}. -- {Se"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Se"ri*ous*ness}, n.