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se·ri·ous·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sinceritynoun

    an earnest and sincere feeling

  2. seriousness, distressfulnessnoun

    the quality of arousing fear or distress

    "he learned the seriousness of his illness"

  3. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritynoun

    the trait of being serious

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

Wiktionary

  1. seriousnessnoun

    a state of being serious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seriousnessnoun

    Gravity; solemnity; earnest attention.

    Etymology: from serious.

    That spirit of religion and seriousness vanished all at once, and a spirit of libertinism and profaneness started up in the room of it. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    The youth was received at the door by a servant, who then conducted him with great silence and seriousness to a long gallery, which was darkened at noon-day. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Wikipedia

  1. Seriousness

    Seriousness (noun; adjective: serious) 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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  1. seriousness

    Seriousness is the quality of being earnest, sincere, or deeply thoughtful. It is a state of being serious, which can imply a degree of urgency or importance in regard to a particular matter, behavior or attitude. This can apply to a variety of contexts, such as a serious medical condition, a serious discussion, or a serious person. It usually contrasts with concepts like triviality, insignificance, humor or light-heartedness.

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  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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Numerology

  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. Zainab Khan:

    I am personally suffering an eye infection and skin allergies due to smog, my classmates also suffered bronchitis, lung infections and other smog related diseases. The government must show seriousness to resolve this problem.

  2. Drew Hammill:

    Once again, House Republicans are crawling to the courts to relieve them of their responsibility to govern, republicans should stop wasting millions of taxpayer dollars suing the President, and start showing some seriousness for the security of the American people.

  3. Shesh Babu:

    Air pollution is a silent killer, there is a lack of awareness. People don't realize the seriousness of it.

  4. Toya Graham:

    And by him seeing everything what's going on I just hope, I'm not sure, but I hope that he understands the seriousness of what was going on last night.

  5. Greg Mourad:

    We are very pleased that Congress recognized the seriousness of the NLRB’s threat to state right-to-work laws.

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