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Another word for serious

  1. Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

  2. Marked by sober sincerity

  3. Having great consequence or weight

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

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  5. Not easy to do, achieve, or master

      1. Located on high or higher ground:
      2. Going up a hill or slope:
      3. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
      1. Able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient:
      2. Hard to cut or chew:
      3. Physically hardy; rugged:
      1. Having greater than ordinary height:
      2. Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
      3. Having a specified height:
      1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
      2. Hard-working; industrious.
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
      1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
      2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
      3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
      1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
      2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous:
      3. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
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Another word for serious

  1. Involving danger

      1. Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
      2. Very earnest or insistent:
      3. The process or an instance of applying pressure.
      1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
      2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles:
      3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
      1. An excavation for the interment of a corpse.
      2. A place of burial.
      3. Death or extinction:
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  2. Involving earnestness

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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