Associations to the word «Serious»

Wiktionary

SERIOUS, adjective. Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.
SERIOUS, adjective. Important; weighty; not trifling; leaving no room for play; needing great attention; critical.
SERIOUS, adjective. Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving; meaningful.

Dictionary definition

SERIOUS, adjective. Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "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!".
SERIOUS, adjective. Of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter".
SERIOUS, adjective. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "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".
SERIOUS, adjective. Appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book".
SERIOUS, adjective. Completely lacking in playfulness.
SERIOUS, adjective. Requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke