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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Serious  \Se"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  serius:  cf  F.  s['e]rieux,  LL 
  1.  Grave  in  manner  or  disposition;  earnest;  thoughtful; 
  solemn;  not  light,  gay,  or  volatile. 
  He  is  always  serious,  yet  there  is  about  his  manner 
  a  graceful  ease.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  Really  intending  what  is  said  being  in  earnest;  not 
  jesting  or  deceiving.  --Beaconsfield. 
  3.  Important;  weighty;  not  trifling;  grave. 
  The  holy  Scriptures  bring  to  our  ears  the  most 
  serious  things  in  the  world.  --Young. 
  4.  Hence  giving  rise  to  apprehension;  attended  with  danger; 
  as  a  serious  injury. 
  Syn:  Grave;  solemn;  earnest;  sedate;  important;  weighty.  See 
  {Grave}.  --  {Se"ri*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Se"ri*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  earnest  and  sincere  feeling  [syn:  {earnestness},  {sincerity}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  arousing  fear  or  distress;  "he  learned  the 
  seriousness  of  his  illness"  [syn:  {distressfulness}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  serious;  "a  lack  of  solemnity  is  not 
  necessarily  a  lack  of  seriousness"-  Robert  Rice  [syn:  {earnestness}, 
  {serious-mindedness},  {sincerity}]  [ant:  {frivolity}] 

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