Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition or character of being serious, in any sense of that word.

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  • noun a state of being serious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
  • noun the trait of being serious

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Examples

  • They told me the incident took place, alleged incident took place in the Bahamas, so it was out of Seattle police jurisdiction, but that the alleged victim lives in Seattle and that, because of what they called the seriousness of the alleged incident, they documented it and took, again, what they call a courtesy report.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • They told me the incident took place, alleged incident took place in the Bahamas, so it was out of Seattle police jurisdiction, but that the alleged victim lives in Seattle and that, because of what they called the seriousness of the alleged incident, they documented it and took, again, what they call a courtesy report.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • She urged the department to acknowledge what she described as the seriousness of the situation and formulate a clear proactive response.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The very radicality of liberation theology means that its seriousness is often underestimated, since it does not fit into any of the accepted categories of heresy; its fundamental concern cannot be detected by the existing range of standard questions.

    Is Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J., right or wrong...

  • I've never had the opportunity to hunt elk and in seriousness have never had the desire.

    Best Elk Rifle?

  • Wait, you mean that was spoken in seriousness? leon

    Obama congratulates Franken

  • And my answer, in all seriousness, is that you need to expand your circle of liberals, since you clearly are not talking to those of us who are relatively consistent in our positions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Canadian University Restricting Graphic Posters That Compare Abortion to Genocide

  • Mr President your seriousness is well respected by all of our veterans.

    Pentagon officials: Obama to announce strategy 'early next week'

  • The very radicality of liberation theology means that its seriousness is often underestimated, since it does not fit into any of the accepted categories of heresy; its fundamental concern cannot be detected by the existing range of standard questions.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • I've never had the opportunity to hunt elk and in seriousness have never had the desire.

    Best Elk Rifle?

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