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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

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How to use serious in a sentence?

  1. Denmark Vestager:

    What we were looking at were very serious concerns. To me it was necessary to have a fourth mobile operator.

  2. Renee Vellve:

    The serious, hard core deals are here to stay.

  3. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    We cherish (our) reputation as a reliable gas supplier... This (gas discount) is a serious measure to support the Ukrainian economy.

  4. The ABF:

    We attempted to correct this serious mistake but the hour of distance between the Pan American Village and the stadium did not allow for the other shirts to arrive within the regulatory deadlines.

  5. One Prude juror:

    You guys did amazing work. If it wasn’t for everything that you presented to us, I don’t think anybody would have come up with a decision. You worked very hard and I’m sure nobody took it lightly, it was a very serious case. It’s horrible what happened to him.

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