AskDefine | Define seriousness

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1 an earnest and sincere feeling [syn: earnestness, sincerity]
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]

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  1. a state of being serious


state of being serious

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