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Another word for serious

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Adjective
  1. Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

  2. Marked by sober sincerity

  3. Having great consequence or weight

    See also:

    important

  4. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example

    See also:

    help

  5. Not easy to do, achieve, or master

    See also:

    easy

Another word for serious

Modifier
  1. Involving danger

    See also:

    dangerous

  2. Involving earnestness

    See also:

    solemn

Synonym Study

  • Sober implies a seriousness marked by temperance, self-control, emotional balance, etc. a sober criticism
  • Earnest suggests a seriousness of purpose marked by sincerity and enthusiasm an earnest desire to help
  • Sedate implies a dignified, quiet or composed, sometimes even prim seriousness a sedate clergyman
  • Solemn suggests an impressive or awe-inspiring seriousness a solemn ceremony
  • Grave implies the dignified weightiness of heavy responsibilities or cares a grave expression on his face
  • Serious implies absorption in deep thought or involvement in something really important as distinguished from something frivolous or merely amusing he takes a serious interest in the theater