Definitions for serious
ˈsɪər i əsse·ri·ous
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word serious.
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!"
of great consequence
"marriage is a serious matter"
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective
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"
appealing to the mind
"good music"; "a serious book"
unplayful, serious, soberadjective
completely lacking in playfulness
requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
"raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw"
Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.
It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious, laugh so heartily.
Important; weighty; not trifling; leaving no room for play; needing great attention; critical.
This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.
Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving; meaningful.
After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.
Etymology: From seryows, from serieux, from seriosus, an extension of serius, from swēr-. Cognate with schwer, swær. More at swear, sweer.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: serieux, Fr. serius, Latin.
I’ll hence to London on a serious matter. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
There’s nothing serious in mortality;
All is but toys. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile
really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving
important; weighty; not trifling; grave
hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury
"Serious" is the 22nd single by the English rock band Duran Duran. It was released 1 October 1990 as the second single from the Liberty album.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē′ri-us, adj. solemn: in earnest: important: attended with danger: weighty: professedly religious.—adjs. Sē′rio-com′ic, -al, partly serious and partly comical.—adv. Sē′riously, gravely, deeply: without levity.—n. Sē′riousness. [Fr. serieux—L. serius, akin to severus, severe.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'serious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #793
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'serious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1139
Rank popularity for the word 'serious' in Adjectives Frequency: #92
The numerical value of serious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of serious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
If I'm elected to go to the convention, I will represent Ted Cruz on behalf of the people of Arkansas who voted for him. And if I am a Cruz delegate, I will not change my ballot until I'm told by Ted Cruz that he's releasing his delegates, if it comes to that, i don't know at this point what would induce me to vote for (Trump) or (Kasich) -- if that's who it comes down to, I would have to give some serious consideration to the fact that Donald Trump won the plurality of Arkansas delegates.
There are serious questions about how this decision was made and whether we are prepared for the consequences.
My own sense is that Kim Jong would only be ready to( totally disarm) at the end of a very long process and that Kim Jong goal at the present time is to remain a de facto nuclear power while reducing the sense of worry and threat about that so Kim Jong can begin to develop the economy, i do think United States is very serious about wanting to make North Korea a more normal country, looking more like North Korea neighbors, more like a successful Asian economy.
And now there is a unanimous consent request to pass a bill that’s under negotiation, discussion between serious legislators who actually want to find results, so, no, I’m not going to debate the merits of these [unanimous consent requests], this isn’t real.
The conduct of these three members is a very serious violation of the public trust that we cannot tolerate violation of the three.
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- جدي, جادArabic
- seriósCatalan, Valencian
- o ddifri', difrifolWelsh
- ernst, schwerwiegend, ernsthaftGerman
- grava, seriozaEsperanto
- vakavamielinen, totinen, vakavaFinnish
- sérieux, sérieuseFrench
- komoly, súlyosHungarian
- serio, graveItalian
- 本気, 真剣, 真面目Japanese
- gravis, sevērusLatin
- svarīgs, nopietnsLatvian
- taumaha, tūpoupouMāori
- serieus, ernstigDutch
- seriøs, alvorligNorwegian
- hládan, ȍzbīljan, vážan, znȁčājanSerbo-Croatian
- seriös, allvarlig, allvarsamSwedish
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