Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat or partially serious

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ serious

Examples

  • What L'Osservatore Romano calls a semiserious guide on the road to good music will take you to "Graceland" - Paul Simon's album made the cut.

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  • What L'Osservatore Romano calls a semiserious guide on the road to good music will take you to

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  • What L'Osservatore Romano calls a semiserious guide on the road to good music will take you to "Graceland" _ Paul Simon's album made the cut.

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  • Sleeping with someone like Kyle Martin is not just a booze-fueled make-out session with a Mike from Accounting or a semiserious thing with a Kurt from Legal.

    Good-Bye To All That

  • It is a question that would come up subsequently, in “real” life, with semiserious consequences.

    STAR

  • Washington and Mount Vernon, Jefferson and Monticello, Franklin and Philadelphia: each is securely lodged in the imagination of serious and semiserious fans of American history.

    Golly, Madison

  • If we are all God's children, made in his likeness and image, then to deny access to any sacrament based on sexuality is exactly the same thing as denying it based on skin color — and no serious (or even semiserious) person would argue that.

    Our Mutual Joy

  • A musical, maybe, but Nick Whitby's adaptation, which takes the script of the 1942 film, pumps it full of new punch lines and tacks on a semiserious ending, makes no sense at all -- not least because none of Mr. Whitby's jokes are even slightly funny.

    Miller's 'Sons,' Cruise's Wife

  • From his teasing expression, Ryne knew he was done being even semiserious and she went along with him.

    In the Midnight Hour

  • The first time, she was chairing a meeting in Beverly Hills of the “alternative” candidates, the ones who were neither Gray Davis nor Arnold Schwarzenegger nor the other semiserious candidates.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

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