English adjective: serious
|1.||serious concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities|
|Samples||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!.
|Similar||earnest, grave, overserious, real, sedate, serious-minded, sincere, sober, sobering, solemn, solemn, solid, thoughtful|
|Attribute||earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity|
|2.||serious of great consequence|
|Samples||Marriage is a serious matter.|
|Similar||important, of import|
|3.||serious causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, severe|
|4.||serious appealing to the mind|
A serious book.
|5.||serious completely lacking in playfulness|
|6.||serious requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve|
|Samples||Raised serious objections to the proposal.|
The plan has a serious flaw.