HyperDic: serious

English > 6 senses of the word serious:
ADJECTIVEallseriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
allseriousof great consequence
allserious, dangerous, grave, grievous, severe, life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
allserious, goodappealing to the mind
allserious, unplayful, sobercompletely lacking in playfulness / playfulness
allseriousrequiring effort or concentration / concentration
serious > pronunciation
Soundssih'riyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities.
Examples
  • "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!"
Attribute ofseriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerityThe trait of being serious
Narrowerearnest, sincere, solemnCharacterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
grave, sedate, sober, solemndignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
overseriousexcessively serious
realnot to be taken lightly
soberingtending to make sober or more serious
solidOf a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
thoughtful, serious-mindedActing with or showing thought and good sense
Oppositefrivolousnot serious in content or attitude or behavior
Spanishserio
Catalanseriós
Nounsseriousnessthe trait of being serious
Adverbsseriouslyin a serious manner
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf great consequence.
Example"marriage is a serious matter"
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishserio
Catalanseriós
Nounsseriousnessthe trait of being serious
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
Examples
  • "a serious wound"
  • "a serious turn of events"
Synonymsdangerous, grave, grievous, severe, life-threatening
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishgrave, peligroso, serio, severo, terrible, tremendo
Catalangreu, perillós, seriós, sever
Nounsseriousnessthe quality of arousing fear or distress
Adverbsseriouslyto a severe or serious degree
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningappealing to the mind.
Example "a serious book"
Synonymgood
Broaderintellectualappealing to or using the intellect
Spanishbueno, serio
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCompletely lacking in playfulness / playfulness.
Synonymsunplayful, sober
Attribute ofplayfulness, funA disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
OppositeplayfulFull of fun and high spirits
Spanishserio, sombrío
Nounsseriousnessthe trait of being serious
English > serious: 6 senses > adjective 6
Meaningrequiring effort or concentration / concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve.
Examples
  • "raised serious objections to the proposal"
  • "the plan has a serious flaw"
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy

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