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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


  1. seriousnessnoun

    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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  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. Riyad Naasan Agha:

    We are going to Geneva to put to the test the seriousness of the international community in its promises to the Syrian people and to also test the seriousness of the regime in implementing its humanitarian obligations, we want to show the world our seriousness in moving toward negotiations to find a political solution.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    The idea that a candidate would think he can make political hay, to create ... a new narrative on the reality of how he led is a joke, it shows a lack of seriousness.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When someone excites and draws your attention toward affection- feelings; as a result, you respond but get no reply, which means there was neither seriousness nor ethical manner, and wisdom. In this situation, it will be quietly legitimate to get rid of that person.

  4. Senate Intelligence and Armed Services:

    There are lots of entities in the government looking at this. We need to have it better coordinated, i think there's a level of seriousness given to this now that frankly was not there until Director Burns came and made this a priority.

  5. Jarred Evans:

    Jarred Evans holed up in Jarred Evans home for a week and a half until Jarred Evans received the news that the U.S. Embassy was evacuating its diplomats and their families and other U.S. citizens. Jarred Evans was notified that a chartered flight would carry some of the 1,000 or so Americans in Wuhan back to the United States the next day. An acquaintance who drove Jarred Evans to the airport and U.S. officials notified Chinese authorities of the license plate number so that the car was allowed to drive on the streets. On the plane chartered by the U.S. to take the evacuees home were two men in full hazardous material suits who warned them about the seriousness of the outbreak. Nobody appeared sick but all of passengers decided to wear masks throughout the flight, Jarred Evans said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The plane flew to Anchorage, where the passengers had health screenings, and they cheered and applauded when the jet landed at the California base. Jarred Evans said the muted social experience on the base has been strange Im a very hands-on person.

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    a state of acute pain
    • A. assault
    • B. suffering
    • C. endeavor
    • D. guts

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