of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.
of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner:
a serious occasion; a serious man.
being in earnest; sincere; not trifling:
His interest was serious.
requiring thought, concentration, or application:
serious reading; a serious task.
weighty or important:
a serious book; Marriage is a serious matter.
giving cause for apprehension; critical:
The plan has one serious flaw.
Medicine/Medical. (of a patient’s condition) having unstable or otherwise abnormal vital signs and other unfavorable indicators, as loss of appetite and poor mobility: patient is acutely ill.
that which is of importance, grave, critical, or somber:
You have to learn to separate the serious from the frivolous.
grave in nature or disposition; thoughtful: a serious person
marked by deep feeling; in earnest; sincere: is he serious or joking?
concerned with important matters: a serious conversation
requiring effort or concentration: a serious book
giving rise to fear or anxiety; critical: a serious illness
(informal) worthy of regard because of substantial quantity or quality: serious money, serious wine
(informal) extreme or remarkable: a serious haircut
serious se·ri·ous (sēr’ē-əs)
Being of such import as to cause anxiety, as of a physical condition.
noun 1. a test for evaluating the quality of raw silk by inspecting it under controlled conditions for variations in the diameter of the yarn and for imperfections and content.
noun, Chiefly British. 1. sergeant. noun 1. a noncommissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal. 2. U.S. Air Force. any noncommissioned officer above the rank of airman first class. 3. a police officer ranking immediately below a captain or a lieutenant in the U.S. and immediately below an inspector in Britain. 4. […]
noun, Medieval English Law. 1. a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding of the king rendered him exclusive services in a status below that of a knight.
noun 1. Rudolf [roo-dolf;; German roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɒlf;; German ˈruˌdɔlf/ (Show IPA), 1903–91, U.S. pianist, born in Bohemia. 2. Peter, born 1947, U.S. pianist (son of Rudolf).