Definitions for serious

Definitions for (adj) serious

Main entry: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe

Definition: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

Usage: 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

Main entry: serious

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

Usage: raised serious objections to the proposal; the plan has a serious flaw

Main entry: serious

Definition: of great consequence

Usage: marriage is a serious matter

Main entry: serious, good

Definition: appealing to the mind

Usage: good music; a serious book

Main entry: serious

Definition: concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

Usage: 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!

Main entry: sober, serious, unplayful

Definition: completely lacking in playfulness

Visual thesaurus for serious