View definitions for serious
adjective as in somber, humorless
adjective as in crucial, weighty
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
I like the idea of Jon Hamm… There have been discussions—though I'm not sure how serious they've been.
Whatever the reason, and however absurd their beliefs may seem, American evangelicals are deadly serious.
He said it was okay, that he had been busy too… busy fighting serious intestinal problems.
The “nature of the crime” was too serious to release him, they said.
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
It is the dramatic impulse of childhood endeavouring to bring life into the dulness of the serious hours.
Between South and North, the probabilities of a serious, and no very distant rupture, are strong and manifest.
Never then was there a moment in which there was greater need for sane and serious thought.
Though the amount played for is serious, a good deal of rather bald conversation and chaff goes on.
On this page you'll find 212 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to serious, such as: deliberate, genuine, honest, severe, sincere, and thoughtful.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.