Serious

  • 1 serious — I (devoted) adjective ardent, assiduous, decided, dedicated, determined, devout, dogged, dutiful, eager, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm, fixed, intent, loyal, passionate, purposeful, relentless, resolute, resolved, settled, sincere, steadfast,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 serious — serious, grave, solemn, somber, sedate, staid, sober, earnest may be applied to persons, their looks, or their acts with the meaning not light or frivolous but actually or seemingly weighed down by deep thought, heavy cares, or purposive or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 serious — [sir′ē əs] adj. [ME seryows < ML seriosus < L serius, grave, orig., prob. weighty, heavy < ? IE base * swer > OE swær, heavy, sad, Goth swers, important, orig., heavy] 1. of, showing, having, or caused by earnestness or deep thought;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Serious — may refer to: * Serious (Duran Duran song), a single from the album Liberty * Serious (Duffy song) the fourth single of her debut album. * Serious (Gwen song) , a song from Gwen Stefani s album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. * Serious (TV series) , a… …

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  • 5 Serious — Se ri*ous, a. [L. serius: cf. F. s[ e]rieux, LL. seriosus.] 1. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile. [1913 Webster] He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease. Macaulay …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 serious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application. 2) solemn or thoughtful. 3) sincere and in earnest, rather than joking or half hearted. 4) significant or worrying in terms of danger or risk: serious injury. 5)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 serious — [adj1] somber, humorless austere, bound, bound and determined*, businesslike, cold sober*, contemplative, deadpan*, deliberate, determined, downbeat*, earnest, funereal, genuine, go for broke*, grave, grim, honest, intent, long faced*, meditative …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 serious — mid 15c., expressing earnest purpose or thought (of persons), from M.Fr. sérieux grave, earnest (14c.), from L.L. seriosus, from L. serius weighty, important, grave, probably from a PIE root *swer (Cf. Lith. sveriu to weigh, lift, svarus heavy; O …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 serious — se|ri|ous [ sıriəs ] adjective *** ▸ 1 bad enough to worry you ▸ 2 deserving attention ▸ 3 not joking ▸ 4 careful and detailed ▸ 5 not laughing much ▸ 6 involving difficult ideas ▸ 7 involving strong feelings ▸ 8 caring about activity ▸ 9… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 serious — se|ri|ous W1S1 [ˈsıəriəs US ˈsır ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(situation/problem)¦ 2 be serious 3¦(important)¦ 4¦(large amount)¦ 5¦(romantic relationship)¦ 6¦(person)¦ 7¦(sport/activity)¦ 8¦(very good)¦ 9¦(worried/unhappy)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 serious */*/*/ — UK [ˈsɪərɪəs] / US [ˈsɪrɪəs] adjective 1) bad or dangerous enough to make you worried The sale of the company will have serious implications for people s jobs. a serious problem/mistake: It s not a serious problem – we should be able to fix it… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 serious — adjective 1 SITUATION/PROBLEM a serious situation, problem, accident etc is extremely bad or dangerous: a serious illness | How serious do you think the situation is? | serious crime: The number of serious crimes has increased dramatically in the …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 serious — [[t]sɪ͟əriəs[/t]] ♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid. Crime is an increasingly serious problem in Russian society... The government still face very serious difficulties... Doctors… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 serious — adjective Etymology: Middle English seryows, from Anglo French or Late Latin; Anglo French serious, from Late Latin seriosus, alteration of Latin serius weighty, serious; probably akin to Old English swǣr heavy, sad Date: 15th century 1.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 serious — adj. 1 bad/dangerous VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ By this time the riots were getting serious. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 serious — seriousness, n. /sear ee euhs/, adj. 1. of, showing, or characterized by deep thought. 2. of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner: a serious occasion; a serious man. 3. being in earnest; sincere; not trifling: His interest was… …

    Universalium

  • 17 serious — adj. 1 thoughtful, earnest, sober, sedate, responsible, not reckless or given to trifling (has a serious air; a serious young person). 2 important, demanding consideration (this is a serious matter). 3 not slight or negligible (a serious injury;… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 serious — 01. Were you [serious] when you said you were thinking of quitting your job? 02. Four men are dead, and another in [serious] condition after an explosion at a fireworks factory. 03. Drug abuse is a [serious] problem in our society. 04. Bar owners …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 serious*/*/*/ — [ˈsɪəriəs] adj 1) bad or dangerous enough to make you worried It s not a serious problem.[/ex] a serious head injury[/ex] An accident like this poses a serious threat to the environment.[/ex] 2) meaning what you say or do, and not making a joke I …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 serious — adjective 1) a serious expression Syn: solemn, earnest, grave, somber, sober, unsmiling, poker faced, stern, grim, dour, humorless, stony faced; thoughtful, preoccupied, pensive Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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