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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sincerity(noun)

    an earnest and sincere feeling

  2. seriousness, distressfulness(noun)

    the quality of arousing fear or distress

    "he learned the seriousness of his illness"

  3. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity(noun)

    the trait of being serious

    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice


  1. seriousness(Noun)

    a state of being serious


  1. Seriousness

    Seriousness is an attitude of gravity, solemnity, persistence, and earnestness toward something considered to be of importance. Some notable philosophers and commentators have criticised excessive seriousness, while others have praised it. Seriousness is often contrasted with comedy, as in the seriocomedy. In the theory of humor, one must have a sense of humor and a sense of seriousness to distinguish what is supposed to be taken literally or not, or of being important or not. Otherwise, it may also be contrasted with a sense of play. How children learn a sense of seriousness to form values and differentiate between the serious and that which is not is studied in developmental psychology and educational psychology. There is a distinction between the degree of seriousness of various crimes in sentencing under the law, and also in law enforcement. There is a positive correlation with the degree of seriousness of a crime and viewer ratings of news coverage. What is or is not considered serious varies widely with different cultures. Sometimes fields studying degrees of seriousness overlap, such as developmental psychology studies of development of the sense of degrees of seriousness as it relates to transgressions, which has overlap with criminology and the seriousness of crimes.

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How to say seriousness in sign language?

  1. seriousness


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seriousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seriousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of seriousness in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

  2. Dan Gettinger:

    It is hard to know the degree of seriousness to which we should take it.

  3. Heraclitus:

    Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

  4. The Rochester ice skating facility:

    Given the seriousness of these claims, a comprehensive investigation is in order.

  5. Heraclitus:

    We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.

Images & Illustrations of seriousness

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