• (America) IPA: /ˈsɪəɹi.əs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪəɹi.əs/


  1. Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition
    It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious, laugh so heartily.
    Synonyms: earnest, solemn
  2. Important; weighty; not insignificant
    This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.
  3. Really intending what is said; in earnest; not jocular or deceiving
    After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.
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serious (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, dialect) In a serious manner; seriously.

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