Serious

Definition of Serious

Se´ri`ous
a.1.Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease.
- Macaulay.
2.Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.
3.Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.
The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most serious things in the world.
- Young.
4.Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

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