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Synonyms for serious
ˈsɪər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serious(adj)

    concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

    "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

    Synonyms:
    unplayful, severe, grave, good, life-threatening, sober, dangerous, grievous

    Antonyms:
    flighty, trivial, scatterbrained, light, lightheaded, light-headed, empty-headed, head-in-the-clouds, noncritical, silly, dizzy, flippant, flyaway, featherbrained, noncrucial, airheaded, frivolous, giddy, nonintellectual, easy, light-minded, unimportant, idle

  2. serious(adj)

    of great consequence

    "marriage is a serious matter"

    Synonyms:
    unplayful, severe, grave, good, life-threatening, sober, dangerous, grievous

    Antonyms:
    dizzy, light, light-headed, empty-headed, flyaway, scatterbrained, giddy, lightheaded, head-in-the-clouds, nonintellectual, unimportant, flighty, light-minded, idle, flippant, airheaded, featherbrained, silly, trivial, noncrucial, easy, noncritical, frivolous

  3. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening(adj)

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, wicked, stark, unsafe, terrible, hard, spartan, stern, heavy, unplayful, weighty, monstrous, grave, good, grievous, atrocious, sedate, flagitious, life-threatening, dangerous, knockout, austere, heartbreaking, heartrending, solemn

    Antonyms:
    light-headed, empty-headed, giddy, lightheaded, featherbrained, easy, dizzy, airheaded, flighty, flyaway, noncritical, head-in-the-clouds, trivial, frivolous, silly, unimportant, noncrucial, light, nonintellectual, flippant, light-minded, scatterbrained, idle

  4. good, serious(adj)

    appealing to the mind

    "good music"; "a serious book"

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, beneficial, unplayful, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, secure, effective, severe, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, life-threatening, grievous, expert, just, grave, dangerous, sober, proficient, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, ripe, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), right, near

    Antonyms:
    flighty, featherbrained, light-minded, scatterbrained, dizzy, flyaway, flippant, empty-headed, easy, noncritical, idle, airheaded, silly, noncrucial, lightheaded, light, head-in-the-clouds, unimportant, giddy, nonintellectual, light-headed, trivial, frivolous

  5. unplayful, serious, sober(adj)

    completely lacking in playfulness

    Synonyms:
    severe, sombre, drab, grave, good, sedate, unplayful, life-threatening, sober, somber, dangerous, grievous, solemn

    Antonyms:
    dizzy, noncrucial, silly, giddy, flighty, lightheaded, empty-headed, flyaway, scatterbrained, flippant, light-minded, head-in-the-clouds, featherbrained, airheaded, light, trivial, unimportant, nonintellectual, light-headed, easy, noncritical, idle, frivolous

  6. serious(adj)

    requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve

    "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw"

    Synonyms:
    unplayful, severe, grave, good, life-threatening, sober, dangerous, grievous

    Antonyms:
    light-headed, unimportant, nonintellectual, lightheaded, trivial, empty-headed, noncrucial, light, head-in-the-clouds, silly, flighty, noncritical, flippant, giddy, scatterbrained, flyaway, dizzy, light-minded, easy, featherbrained, frivolous, idle, airheaded

Wiktionary

  1. serious(adjective)

    Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving; meaningful.

    After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.

    Antonyms:
    jesting

  2. serious(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    trifling, unimportant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. serious

    Synonyms:
    grave, thoughtful, careful, earnest, solemn, important, weighty

    Antonyms:
    volatile, gay, thoughtless, careless, joking, jocose, insignificant, unimportant, trifling, trivial, light

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. serious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    grave, solemn, sedate, staid, sober, earnest, demure, not gay, not sportive or jocose

  2. serious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    important, weighty, great, momentous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. serious(a)

    Synonyms:
    grave, earnest, thoughtful, solemn, staid, sober, demure, saturnine, momentous, important, weighty, grave, dangerous, alarming, critical

How to pronounce serious?

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How to use serious in a sentence?

  1. Ivan Frolov:

    We keep doing what we are good at. We are not doing anything extraordinary. Our production is under the quarantine regime, security measures are at the highest level, the real heroes in these circumstances are our doctors, who without real protection have to gear up for an epidemic on a serious scale.

  2. Alternative Education Teacher Ed Sharood:

    Some students at Kennebunk High School were skeptical about Kennebunk High School odds of making Kennebunk High School as far as Kennebunk High School did, said Alternative Education Teacher Ed Sharood. There were a couple that said, ‘ There’s no way this things going to make Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk High School ’ll be eaten by a whale or hit by a ship and sink, i sent out texts to all of them and got responses like, ‘ No way, I ca n’t believe Kennebunk High School, ’ or ‘ Are you serious ? ’.

  3. Phil Robertson:

    They set out the potential for discrimination on religious grounds and pose the possibility for serious communal tension, now that these laws are on the books, the concern is how they are implemented and enforced.

  4. Serena Williams:

    Unfortunately I'm having some issues with my pec muscle. Right now I can't actually serve it's kind of hard to play, i'm having an MRI( scan) tomorrow, I'm going to stay here to see the doctors and see as many specialists as I can. I won't know( how serious the injury is) until I get those results.

  5. Thomas Gill:

    Serious fall injuries are one of the most dreaded and devastating conditions experienced by older persons.


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