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Grave in manner or disposition
“He looked serious as he began the daunting task of doing his taxes.”
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Of an important nature
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“This is a serious matter which requires your immediate attention.”
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Requiring considerable thought or reflection
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“Please give some serious consideration to my request as it will really make a difference to me.”
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Meriting deep reflection
“This is a serious film that explores the impacts of climate change.”
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Significantly worrying in nature
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“He suffered a serious leg injury after an accident while skateboarding.”
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Having earnest intentions
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“The president was serious when he claimed to be committed to improving the economy.”
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Large in quantity
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“Harland made serious amounts of money selling fried chicken in Kentucky.”
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Not to be laughed at
“Stop laughing. This is serious!”
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Not easily answered or solved
“We have some serious bugs in this computer program.”
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(informal) Truly meaning something said that was outrageous in nature
“You want to go on a donut diet? Are you serious?”
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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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(of a situation or problem) Dangerous or perilous
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(of a literary work) Overly serious or difficult
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Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States
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Calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Without artificiality or insincerity
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Severe or strict in manner or attitude
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Characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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Spending a lot of time studying or reading
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Following carefully and exactly a set of rules
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Very serious or severe
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Very severe or serious
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Used as an intensifier
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Liable
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Intended for, or likely to be understood by, only a small number of people
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Not excessively showy or lively
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Of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Resembling or characteristic of an owl
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Very unusual or remarkable
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Significantly large in size, amount, value or degree
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Having or showing a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect
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Requiring effort or labor
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Representing an exemplary standard within a traditional and long-established form or style
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Punishable or bookable
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Characteristic of or relating to a narrow-minded concern of the morals of others
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Shy and fond of being on one's own
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Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Incapable of being redeemed
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress
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(of a person) Making others work hard or meet high standards
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Interjection
Used to express shock, surprise or skepticism; or to request confirmation of new information
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