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Synonyms for seriousnessse·ri·ous·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sinceritynoun

    an earnest and sincere feeling

    earnestness, unassumingness, distressfulness, sincerity, serious-mindedness

    frivolity, frivolousness

  2. seriousness, distressfulnessnoun

    the quality of arousing fear or distress

    "he learned the seriousness of his illness"

    earnestness, distressfulness, sincerity, serious-mindedness

    frivolousness, frivolity

  3. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritynoun

    the trait of being serious

    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

    earnestness, unassumingness, distressfulness, sincerity, serious-mindedness

    frivolousness, frivolity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seriousnessnoun

    gravity, solemnity, demureness, sedateness

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  1. seriousnessnoun


    levity, frivolity, triviality

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  1. Yanzhong Huang:

    It was clear they did make mistakes -- and not just mistakes that happen when you're dealing with a novel virus -- also bureaucratic and politically-motivated errors in how they handled it, these had global consequences. You can never guarantee 100 % transparency. It's not just about any intentional cover-up, you are also constrained with by technology and other issues with a novel virus. But even if they had been 100 % transparent, that would not stop the Trump administration downplaying the seriousness of it. It would probably not have stopped this developing into a pandemic.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you want to be a true revolutionist, you must first quit chewing gum, because revolution requires high seriousness!

  3. Judge Michalis Papathanasiou:

    All mitigating factors were taken into account but it does not negate the seriousness of the offence.

  4. Chief Volker Kluwe:

    We do take this intelligence seriously. That is why we proceeded with this protocol. We did not take this decision lightly, but it was in accordance with the seriousness of the intelligence.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    The idea that a candidate would think he can make political hay, to create ... a new narrative on the reality of how he led is a joke, it shows a lack of seriousness.

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