2 the quality of arousing fear or distress; "he learned the seriousness of his illness" [syn: distressfulness]
3 the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice [syn: earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity] [ant: frivolity]
- a state of being serious
Serious may refer to:
- "Serious" (Duran Duran song), a single from the album Liberty
- "Serious", a song from Welsh singer Duffy's number-one album "Rockferry"
- "Serious", a song from Gwen Stefani's album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
- Serious (TV series), a BBC children's television show
- Serious (model) and character on Flavor of Love
abandon, ardency, ardor, commitment, committedness, decidedness, decision, decisiveness, decorousness, dedication, definiteness, demureness, determinateness, determination, determinedness, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, earnest, earnestness, faith, faithfulness, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fidelity, fire, formality, gravity, grimness, heartiness, heat, heatedness, impassionedness, intensity, intentness, long face, loyalty, moderation, no joke, no laughing matter, obstinacy, passion, passionateness, perseverance, persistence, purpose, purposefulness, relentlessness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, resolvedness, sedateness, self-will, sincerity, single-mindedness, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness, somberness, spirit, staidness, straight face, temperance, tenacity, thoughtfulness, total commitment, vehemence, warmth, weightiness, will, zeal