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  Definition of serious
  1. 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"; "a life-threatening disease"
  2. 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. of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"
  4. appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
  5. 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. completely lacking in playfulness
Similar Words: dangerous, grave, grievous, severe, life-threatening, good, unplayful, sober

 

Attributes: seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity, playfulness, fun

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 嚴重的   Dutch: ernstig and serieus  
Esperanto: serioza   Finnish: vakava  
French: sérieux   German: ernst and ernsthaft  
Hungarian: komoly   Italian: serio  
Japanese: 真面目な   Korean: 심각한  
Latvian: nopietns and svarīgs   Portuguese: sério  
Russian: серьёзный   Spanish: serio  
Swedish: seriös   Ukrainian: серйозний  
Welsh: difrifol and o ddifri'  
 
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