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Serious synonyms

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Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
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  1. Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
  2. Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
  3. Persistent in request or demand; insistent
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion:
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  1. Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion:
  2. Serious and dignified:
  3. Serious or grave
In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
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  1. In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
  2. (--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
  3. Fraught with danger or harm:
According to strict form; formal
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  1. According to strict form; formal
  2. Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion:
  3. Serious and dignified:
Requiring serious thought; important; weighty
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  1. Requiring serious thought; important; weighty
  2. Dignified and somber in conduct or character:
  3. Fraught with danger or harm:
Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
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  1. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
  2. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
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  1. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
  2. Calm, quiet, or composed; esp., serious and unemotional; staid; decorous
Serious or staid in character or conduct:
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  1. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  2. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
  3. Serious, solemn, grave, or sedate
Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
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  1. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
  2. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
Requiring serious thought; important; weighty
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  1. Requiring serious thought; important; weighty
  2. Dignified and somber in conduct or character:
  3. Fraught with danger or harm:
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
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  1. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
  2. Calm, quiet, or composed; esp., serious and unemotional; staid; decorous
Serious or staid in character or conduct:
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  1. Serious or staid in character or conduct:
  2. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
  3. Serious, solemn, grave, or sedate
Dark; gloomy:
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  1. Dark; gloomy:
  2. Serious; grave:
  3. Earnest and solemn; grave
Sober; sedate; settled and steady
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  1. Sober; sedate; settled and steady
  2. Characterized by sedateness and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious and conventional.
  3. Serious, organized, and professional; sober
  1. Earnest and practical without being distracted or enthusiastic
  2. Practical; unemotional:
  3. Purposeful; earnest.
Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
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  1. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
  2. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
Practical, not concerning oneself with anything silly or unimportant.
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  1. Practical, not concerning oneself with anything silly or unimportant.
  2. Not tolerating irrelevancies; direct, efficient, and practical:
  3. Not indulging in or tolerating nonsense, impracticality, etc.; matter-of-fact; practical and serious
Devoid of extreme qualities, such as exaggeration; sober.
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  1. Devoid of extreme qualities, such as exaggeration; sober.
Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
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  1. Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness:
  2. Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
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  1. In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
  2. (--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
  3. Fraught with danger or harm:
Not easily borne; oppressive:
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  1. Not easily borne; oppressive:
  2. Too dense or rich to digest easily:
  3. Marked by or exhibiting weariness:
Of great moment; very important
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  1. Of great moment; very important
  2. Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Burdensome; oppressive:
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  1. Burdensome; oppressive:
  2. Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
  3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
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  1. Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
  2. Being able or likely to do harm.
  3. Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
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  1. In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
  2. Fraught with danger or harm:
  3. (--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
Causing grief
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  1. Causing grief
  2. Serious or dire; grave:
  3. Causing suffering; hard to bear; severe
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
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  1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
  2. Difficult to do; laborious; onerous
  3. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
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  1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
  2. Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
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  1. Lacking in shade; undiminished:
  2. Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
  3. Definite; firm:
Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
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  1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
  2. Involving or calling for much hard work; difficult
  3. Mentally difficult; painstaking
Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
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  1. Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
  2. Impressively great or difficult:
  3. (Informal) Hard to believe because exaggerated or untrue
Hard to convince or influence; stubborn
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  1. Hard to convince or influence; stubborn
  2. Hard to cut or chew:
  3. Very difficult; toilsome
Going or sloping up; rising
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  1. Going or sloping up; rising
  2. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
  3. Calling for prolonged effort; laborious

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
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