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serious

(Devoted), adjective ardent, assiduous, dedicated, determined, devout, dogged, dutiful, eager, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm, fixed, intent, loyal, passionate, purposeful, relentless, resolute, resolved, settled, sincere, steadfast, steady, tenacious, true, unfaltering, unswerving, unyielding, zealous
Associated concepts: serious crime, serious wrongdoing

serious

(Grave), adjective austerus, consequential, critical, crucial, dangerous, dire, dreadful, fatal, gravis, great, grim, highly serious, important, intense, momentous, pensive, pressing, serius, severe, severus, sober, solemn, stern, weighty
Associated concepts: serious and willful misconduct, serious bodily injury, serious crime, serious harm, serious wronggoing
See also: chronic, critical, crucial, dangerous, dire, earnest, exigent, grave, important, insistent, major, momentous, pensive, pernicious, persistent, pertinacious, resolute, solemn, steadfast, urgent
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Perhaps you are right, though I fail to discover anything serious in the attentions of young Kearney to Jessie--or--whoever it may be--to me.
And I am quite serious too, I assure you," replied Mrs.
I have formed my plan, and am determined to enter on a course of serious study.
After encouraging the idea of the play, they declined the personal sacrifice of acting in it -- or, they accepted characters, and then broke down in the effort to study them -- or they volunteered to take the parts which they knew were already engaged, and declined the parts which were waiting to be acted -- or they were afflicted with weak constitutions, and mischievously fell ill when they were wanted at rehearsal -- or they had Puritan relatives in the background, and, after slipping into their parts cheerfully at the week's beginning, oozed out of them penitently, under serious family pressure, at the week's end.
We owe it to mere casualty, that very serious embarrassments on this subject have been hitherto escaped.
Meanwhile the passengers and some of the wounded, among them Colonel Proctor, whose injuries were serious, had taken their places in the train.
He had learned that Dantes had been taken to prison, and he had gone to all his friends, and the influential persons of the city; but the report was already in circulation that Dantes was arrested as a Bonapartist agent; and as the most sanguine looked upon any attempt of Napoleon to remount the throne as impossible, he met with nothing but refusal, and had returned home in despair, declaring that the matter was serious and that nothing more could be done.
hen an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it is serious ground.
Yes, and I hope to engage you to be serious likewise.
All he said was: "Ah, friend, you are young yet; it may be very serious for your whole life.
Her astonishment and confusion increased; and though still not knowing how to suppose him serious, she could hardly stand.
If, therefore, he so notoriously failed in this regard, there must be a serious cause for it.