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I know so many people who are so much better at it than I am, and I think I'm a goofier person rather than a serious, dramatic actress, so I probably belong in comedy.
Paget Brewster

Meaning of "serious" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SERIOUS

From Late Latin sēriōsus, from Latin sērius; probably related to Old English swǣr gloomy, Gothic swers esteemed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SERIOUS

serious  [ˈsɪərɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SERIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Serious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SERIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Serious

Serious may refer to: ▪ Seriousness ▪ Serious, 1994 ▪ Serious, 1987 ▪ "Serious" a song by Alice Cooper from their From the Inside album ▪ "Serious" a single by Donna Allen ▪ "Serious", a 1990 single from the album Liberty ▪ "Serious", the fourth single off her debut album ▪ "Serious", a song from E-40's album Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift ▪ "Serious", a song from Gwen Stefani's album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.Serious, a BBC children's television show ▪ "Serious", a song by Scars on Broadway from the album Scars on Broadway ▪ "Serious", a song by Jasmine V...

Definition of serious in the English dictionary

The first definition of serious in the dictionary is grave in nature or disposition; thoughtful. Other definition of serious is marked by deep feeling; in earnest; sincere. Serious is also concerned with important matters.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SERIOUS


Aquarius
əˈkwɛərɪəs
cereous
ˈsɪərɪəs
cereus
ˈsɪərɪəs
cinereous
sɪˈnɪərɪəs
curious
ˈkjʊərɪəs
deleterious
ˌdɛlɪˈtɪərɪəs
facinerious
ˌfæsɪnˈɪərɪəs
hilarious
hɪˈlɛərɪəs
imperious
ɪmˈpɪərɪəs
jocoserious
ˌdʒəʊkəʊˈsɪərɪəs
mock-serious
ˌmɒkˈsɪərɪəs
mysterious
mɪˈstɪərɪəs
nonserious
ˌnɒnˈsɪərɪəs
overserious
ˌəʊvəˈsɪərɪəs
Tereus
ˈtɪərɪəs
Tiberius
taɪˈbɪərɪəs
ultraserious
ˌʌltrəˈsɪərɪəs
unserious
ʌnˈsɪərɪəs
various
ˈvɛərɪəs
venereous
vəˈnɪərɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SERIOUS

series-wound
serif
serifed
seriffed
serigraph
serigrapher
serigraphic
serigraphy
serin
serine
serinette
seringa
Seringapatam
seriocomic
seriocomical
seriocomically
Serious Fraud Office
seriously
seriousness
seriph

WORDS THAT END LIKE SERIOUS

bi-curious
carious
delicious
delirious
furious
glorious
gregarious
illustrious
industrious
inglorious
injurious
laborious
lugubrious
meritorious
nefarious
notorious
precarious
spurious
vainglorious
vicarious
victorious

Synonyms and antonyms of serious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SERIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «serious» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of serious

Translation of «serious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SERIOUS

Find out the translation of serious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of serious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «serious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

严重的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

serio
570 millions of speakers

English

serious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंभीर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِدِّيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

серьезный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গম্ভীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sérieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

serius
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ernst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

深刻な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심각한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Serius
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiêm trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீவிர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंभीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ciddi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

serio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poważny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

серйозний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

serios
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σοβαρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ernstige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

allvarlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alvorlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of serious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SERIOUS»

The term «serious» is very widely used and occupies the 3.328 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SERIOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «serious» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «serious» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about serious

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10 QUOTES WITH «SERIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word serious.
1
Karl Abraham
A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work.
2
Anacharsis
Play so that you may be serious.
3
Maxwell Anderson
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
4
John Ashcroft
The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them.
5
Peter Bart
Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
6
Paget Brewster
I know so many people who are so much better at it than I am, and I think I'm a goofier person rather than a serious, dramatic actress, so I probably belong in comedy.
7
Fanny Brice
Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown.
8
James Brolin
I was raised in a family where no one had a serious bone in their body and every answer was a riddle, a joke, or a prank.
9
Young Buck
Around the age of 14, 15, I was in the studio, serious about it.
10
Rose Byrne
I often do very serious roles, but really I am a big clown.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SERIOUS»

Discover the use of serious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to serious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to ...
An examination of corporate innovation processes identifies the challenges presented by digital simulation technologies and explores the impact of prototyping and experimentation on corporate structures
Michael Schrage, 2013
2
Serious Leisure: A Perspective for Our Time
Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure.
Robert A. Stebbins, 2011
3
Serious as Dog Dirt
Bam Marger's personal writings, photos and drawings.
Bam Margera, 2009
4
Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance
This is the first book to consider clowning venues and styles in light of play theory, including comparisons of traditional clown comedy and contemporary circuses like Cirque du Soleil.
Louise Peacock, 2009
5
Serious Training for Endurance Athletes
Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons.
Rob Sleamaker, 1996
6
Serious Games
This book was originally published in 1970 by Viking Press.
Clark C. Abt, 1987
7
Serious Cycling
"Serious Cycling" includes all the information needed to evaluate and improve every aspect of cycling training and performance and shows how to create the most personalized and efficient program possible.
Ed Burke, 2002
8
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Its reception was so controversial that Astell responded with a lengthy sequel, also in this volume.
Mary Astell, Patricia Springborg, 2002
9
You Cannot Be Serious
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
John McEnroe, James Kaplan, 2002
10
Serious Games: Games That Educate, Train, And Inform
Provides information on how to take entertainment game development skills and adapt them to the design of serious games for education, training, and healing.
David R. Michael, Sande Chen, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SERIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term serious is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Push to Lift Minimum Wage Is Now Serious Business
It started in New York City as what seemed a quixotic drive confined to fast-food workers. But the movement to raise the hourly minimum wage took root in other ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Is this guy serious? Could Republican frontrunner Trump actually win?
“This is a guy who obviously, on every axis, is not a serious candidate, but who has touched a combination of factors – he's got a lot of built-in name ID and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Bernanke Isn't Serious
By which I mean that he isn't Serious. His latest on Greece and the euro suggests that the deeper problems lie not in Greek fecklessness but in the refusal of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Byron Wien on 'Only Way to Make Serious Money'
For new readers, he is a finance person in his 80's who has built his reputation by identifying important trend changes early and putting serious money behind ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
5
US Open 2015: Mood Turns Serious After Jason Day's Health Scare
Spieth, who drained his birdie for a three-under 67 that left him tied for the early lead at five-under 135, walked off the green looking awfully serious for someone ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
6
Trump Is Serious: Why the Donald's Presidential Campaign Is More …
Will Donald Trump's personal ethos and intricate psyche be offended if his candidacy isn't taken seriously, leading him to stay in the race much longer than he ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
7
Serious OS X and iOS flaws let hackers steal keychain, 1Password …
Update: Late Friday afternoon, Apple officials released the following statement: "Earlier this week we implemented a server-side app security update that ... «Ars Technica, Jun 15»
8
Seriously Bad Ideas
Oxford, Britain — One thing we've learned in the years since the financial crisis is that seriously bad ideas — by which I mean bad ideas that appeal to the ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
9
Mexico Getting Serious About Fighting Corruption
Fernando Cevallos, leader of Control Risks' compliance, intelligence, investigations and technology team for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, talks ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
10
Serious Eats and Roadfood Are Sold to Fexy Media
Here's more evidence that cheap eats have become big business. Serious Eats and Roadfood, two food-focused websites that are largely associated with the ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Serious [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/serious>. Feb 2020 ».
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