serious (Meaning)

Wordnet

serious (a)

concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

completely lacking in playfulness

Wordnet

serious (s)

of great consequence

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

appealing to the mind

requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve

Webster

serious (a.)

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 Sentence Examples

  1. The doctor's expression was serious, indicating a grave medical condition.
  2. The situation was serious enough to warrant immediate evacuation.
  3. The investigation revealed serious flaws in the company's financial reporting.
  4. Their discussion took a serious turn when they realized the potential consequences.
  5. I need to address this serious issue with my team as soon as possible.
  6. The consequences of your actions could be serious if you don't change course.
  7. We take this complaint seriously and will investigate it thoroughly.
  8. The patient's condition is serious, but the doctors are optimistic about their recovery.
  9. The company faces serious challenges in the upcoming financial quarter.
  10. The crime was of a serious nature, resulting in significant penalties.

FAQs About the word serious

concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities, of great consequence, causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm, appealing to

earnest, severe,solemn, stern, professional, humorless, distinguished, harsh, unsmiling,sober

light, comic, humorous, hilarious, flippant, comical, hysterical, jocular, farcical, comical

The doctor's expression was serious, indicating a grave medical condition.

The situation was serious enough to warrant immediate evacuation.

The investigation revealed serious flaws in the company's financial reporting.

Their discussion took a serious turn when they realized the potential consequences.