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serious

adjective

1 serious

Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities.

Roget 604: resolved etc. v.; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute etc. (brave) 861; self-possessed; decided, definitive, peremptory, ... show more

Polish: poważny



2 serious

Of great consequence.

3 serious

Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm:
— A serious wound.
— A serious turn of events.

synonyms: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, severe.

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more

Polish: groźny

4 serious

Appealing to the mind:
— A serious book.

synonym: good.

5 serious

Completely lacking in playfulness.

synonyms: sober, unplayful.

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

6 serious

Requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve.

Polish: poważny


Moby thesaurus: abandoned, acute, afire, alarming, ardent, arduous, austere, awe-inspiring, bad, bound, bound and determined, burning, businesslike, cogitative, cognitive, committed, comprehensive, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive ... show more.

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