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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·ri·ous a.
 1. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
    He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease.   --Macaulay.
 2. Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.
 3. Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.
    The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most serious things in the world.   --Young.
 4. Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.
 Syn: -- Grave; solemn; earnest; sedate; important; weighty. See Grave.
 -- Se*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Se*ri*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a serious manner; "talking earnestly with his son"; "she
             started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing
             seriously with the question of divorce" [syn: earnestly,
              in earnest]
      2: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they
         had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely
         impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
         [syn: badly, severely, gravely]