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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)

    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

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