HyperDic: seriousness

English > 3 senses of the word seriousness:
NOUNfeelingseriousness, earnestness, sincerityan earnest / earnest and sincere feeling
attributeseriousness, distressfulnessthe quality of arousing fear or distress
attributeseriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritythe trait of being serious
seriousness > pronunciation
Soundssih'riyahsnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > seriousness: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningAn earnest / earnest and sincere feeling.
Synonymsearnestness, sincerity
Broadergravity, solemnityA solemn and dignified feeling
Spanishsinceridad
Catalansinceritat
English > seriousness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of arousing fear or distress.
Example"he learned the seriousness of his illness"
Synonymdistressfulness
Broaderbadness, severity, severenessUsed of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
Spanishgravedad, seriedad
Catalangravetat, serietat
Adjectivesseriouscausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
English > seriousness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being serious.
Example"a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
Synonymsearnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
Attributesfrivolousnot serious in content or attitude or behavior
seriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
Narrowercommittedness, commitmentThe trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombrenessA manner that is serious and solemn
sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemnessA trait of dignified seriousness
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositefrivolity, frivolousnessThe trait of being frivolous
Spanishformalidad, seriedad
Catalanformalitat, serietat, seriositat
Adjectivesseriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
seriouscompletely lacking in playfulness / playfulness
seriousof great consequence

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